"We sometimes go on as though people can’t express themselves. In fact they’re always expressing themselves. The sorriest couples are those where the woman can’t be preoccupied or tired without the man saying “What’s wrong? Say something…,” or the man, without the woman saying … and so on. Radio and television have spread this spirit everywhere, and we’re riddled with pointless talk, insane quantities of words and images. Stupidity’s never blind or mute. So it’s not a problem of getting people to express themselves but of providing little gaps of solitude and silence in which they might eventually find something to say. Repressive forces don’t stop people expressing themselves but rather force them to express themselves; What a relief to have nothing to say, the right to say nothing, because only then is there a chance of framing the rare, and ever rarer, thing that might be worth saying. What we’re plagued by these days isn’t any blocking of communication, but pointless statements. But what we call the meaning of a statement is its point. That’s the only definition of meaning, and it comes to the same thing as a statement’s novelty. You can listen to people for hours, but what’s the point? … That’s why arguments are such a strain, why there’s never any point arguing. You can’t just tell someone what they’re saying is pointless. So you tell them it’s wrong. But … the problem isn’t that some things are wrong, but that they’re stupid or irrelevant. That they’ve already been said a thousand times. The notions of relevance, necessity, the point of something, are a thousand times more significant than the notion of truth. Not as substitutes for truth, but as the measure of the truth of what I’m saying. It’s the same in mathematics: Poincaré used to say that many mathematical theories are completely irrelevant, pointless; He didn’t say they were wrong – that wouldn’t have been so bad."

Gilles Deleuze, Negotiations (via extratruefacts)

21 Oct 2014 / Reblogged from deleuzenotes with 811 notes / gilles deleuze deleuze negotiations 

RIDE. RIDE. RIDE, MOTHERFUCKER, RIDE

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20 Oct 2014 / 16 notes / river ghost 

hhh

hhh

oh

my

GOD

BRUNO LATOUR IS COMING TO GIVE A PUBLIC LECTURE IN BUENOS AIRES!!!!!!

!!!!!!!

20 Oct 2014 / 3 notes / bruno latour 

this weekend was a Good Cool Weekend. much better weekend than i had expected it would be. calm and fun and social. i am tired very tired from this good weekend.
this coming week and next weekend are shaping to be good too. i am so tired and i will soon all of a sudden have much work to do. before i know it i will make a grand return; not yet to my loving home but to the home of my youth, a place both tedious and convalescent. yes, in less than two months i go to san diego, and then a month after that to portland.
more than halfway through this stay—i have passed an apex, and am now on a slow descent. what awaits me is return after return. what a real trip this has all been and continues to be. as exhausting as i’d expected it to be. the world is a mean place but it opens its arms to me all the same, and that is amazing, and i feel like i am larger for learning that.

this weekend was a Good Cool Weekend. much better weekend than i had expected it would be. calm and fun and social. i am tired very tired from this good weekend.

this coming week and next weekend are shaping to be good too. i am so tired and i will soon all of a sudden have much work to do. before i know it i will make a grand return; not yet to my loving home but to the home of my youth, a place both tedious and convalescent. yes, in less than two months i go to san diego, and then a month after that to portland.

more than halfway through this stay—i have passed an apex, and am now on a slow descent. what awaits me is return after return. what a real trip this has all been and continues to be. as exhausting as i’d expected it to be. the world is a mean place but it opens its arms to me all the same, and that is amazing, and i feel like i am larger for learning that.

19 Oct 2014 / 7 notes

some of the most difficult decisions to make are the banal ones

should i eat this meal in my bedroom or in the dining room?

do i want an apple or a banana?

should i leave the house today or stay inside?

a lot of times people say things that hurt me very much and then nothing happens

oh that i should be Strong-Willed and Unhurt

19 Oct 2014 / 1 note

my homesickness is reaching a fever pitch

19 Oct 2014 / 1 note