He talked a lot about the past, and I gathered that he wanted to recover something, some idea of himself perhaps, that had gone into loving Daisy. His life had been confused and disordered since then, but if he could once return to a certain starting place and go over it all slowly, he could find out what that thing was.
—F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (via vanished)
Everything you can imagine is real.
—Pablo Picasso (via vanished)
Sometimes I have the sense that form contains an almost philosophical communication—that as form becomes more invisible, transparent, it begins to express an artist’s understanding of the structure of existence.
—Stephen Shore (via magnificentruin)