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Happy 85th Birthday Jürgen Habermas!
He is a German sociologist and philosopher in the tradition of critical theory and pragmatism. He is perhaps best known for his theories on communicative rationality and the public sphere. Global polls consistently find that Habermas is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading intellectuals… (more)
Well, one day you’re there and then all of a sudden there’s less of you. And you wonder where that part went, if it’s living somewhere outside of you, and you keep thinking maybe you’ll get it back. And then you realize, it’s just gone.”
by Peggy Olson, “Mad Men” Season 2, Episode 13
(Source: wikiquote.com, via introspectivepoet)
Don and Peggy define themselves through their work all too often, and if that work is taken away from them or eroded of meaning, they’re stuck in a world where all they can think about is how little meaning life has outside of the meaning you construct for yourself. But even that meaning collapses in the face of despair or sorrow or death. Without work to give them meaning, without each other to bounce off of, what do Don and Peggy have left? Only the knowledge that they, too, will die, and that much of their lives have been hollow attempts to fill that void.
Mad Men 7.01 Time Zones review - The AV Club (x)
The film is an exploration of the soul, and ever since childhood, I have imagined the soul to be a damp membrane in varying shades of red.”
by Ingmar Bergman, explaining the use of red in his film "Cries And Whispers". (via violentwavesofemotion)