The old pond;
a frog jumps in —
the sound of the water.
“Art is not ideology. It is completely impossible to explain art on the basis of the homological relation that it is supposed to maintain with the real of history. The aesthetic process decentres the specular relation with which ideology perpetuates its closed infinity. The aesthetic effect is certainly imaginary; but this imaginary is not the reflection of the real, since it is the real of this reflection.” ― Alain Badiou
“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” Robert Frost
“There’s nothing deeper than love. In fairy tales, the princesses kiss the frogs, and the frogs become princes. In real life, the princesses kiss princes, and the princes turn into frogs.”
— Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept