TOM KALIN

"My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected on to a screen, come to life again like flowers in water. "

--Robert Bresson

 

 

Elegance is refusal.

DIANA VREELAND

 

 

For now she need not think of anybody. She could be herself, by herself. And that was what now she often felt the need of - to think; well not even to think. To be silent; to be alone. All the being and the doing, expansive, glittering, vocal, evaporated; and one shrunk, with a sense of solemnity, to being oneself, a wedge-shaped core of darkness, something invisible to others... and this self having shed its attachments was free for the strangest adventures.
— Virginia Woolf, To The Lighthouse

 

"The roles that we construct are constructed because we feel that they will help us to survive and also, of course, because they fulfill something in our personalities; and one does not, therefore, cease playing a role simply because one has begun to understand it. All roles are dangerous. The world tends to trap and immobilize you in the role that you play; and it is not always easy – in fact it is always extremely hard – to maintain a kind of watchful, mocking distance between oneself as one appears to be and oneself as one actually is."
James Baldwin
"The Black Boy Looks at the White Boy"

 

 

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