“I too, to be sure, am playing with symbols—in such a way, however, that I never forget that I am playing,” Letter to Joachim Tanck of May 12, 1608: Ludo quipped et ego symbolis … : sed ita ludo, ut me ludere non obliviscar.”
“the field of history has thus always appeared to me like that wide field full of bones, and lo! they were very dry. Nobody except a prophet can prophecy upon these bones that sinews and flesh will grow on them and skin will cover them”
“Red is the wine, red are the carnations.
Red is beautiful. Red flowers and red.
Color itself is beautiful.
The red color is red.
Red is the flag, red the poppy.
Red are the lips and the mouth.
Red are the reality and the
Fall. Red are many Blue Leaves.”
“wer seiner zeit nur voraus ist, den holt sie einmal ein”
“The most singular aspect of this fiction, however, is that the village, with the plaque with its forty-five forms of the letter ‘A’ hanging over its main entrance, is a celebration of Gutenberg and the invention of movable type. The typesetting workshop is described as an alchemic transmutation accompanied by blood, death, and suffering.”
“Certainly, the first and principal accident necessary to generate a thing through the model of the mental images is the wish of the man who imagines that the thing can be done.”
it’s new pope time; what better reason to revisit Fr. Baron Corvo’s HADRIAN THE SEVENTH?
“Rolfe’s vice was spiritual more than it was carnal: it might be said that he was a pander and a swindler, because he cared for nothing but his faith. He would be a priest or nothing, so nothing it had to be…If he could not have Heaven, he would have Hell, and the last footprints seem to point unmistakably towards the Inferno.”
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The dark cloud passed Val-de-Grace and Saint Sulpice.
For a long time it was reflected in the Seine before
dissolving into storm.
And I watched it from the top of a white building
And its thunder liberated huge birds from their cages.
“But was it not one of those evenings I have been talking about that an enormous white stone fell on the Boulevard de la Madeleine at the corner of the Rue des Mathurins, as if shot from a recent volcanic eruption of the volcano Popocatepetl?”
“Mnemosyne, said the Greeks, is the mother of the muses; the history of the training of this most fundamental and elusive of human powers will plunge us into deep waters.”
“the symbol signifies nothing and communicates nothing, but makes something transparent which is beyond expression”