Friday, February 25, 2005

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

anonyMoses circa 1995

While posting a comment to Sally Greene, I was reminded of a quote by Buckminster Fuller, and that I had posted that quote in the past. It turned out to be 10 years ago, on a strange page I concocted called "Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature" and also "Important Things to Know, Part One" and "Part Two". The page does some fun things that were fairly cool in the olden days of the Internets.
Just thought I'd share.

The quote was:

"The youth of Earth are moving intuitively toward an utterly classless, raceless, omnicooperative, omniworld humanity."
- R. Buckminster Fuller

There are also some excellent quote by Andre Breton, Tristan Tzara, Schopenhauer, Emma Goldman, Baudelaire, as well as perhaps the only place you'll find the word, "boogerfinger".

Among the fun quotes are the following. Can you guess who said them?

Writing for money and reservation of copyright are, at bottom, the ruin of literature. No one writes anything that is worth writing, unless he writes entirely for the sake of his subject.

It is precisely minds of the first order that will never be specialists. For their nature is to make the whole of existence their problem. . . .

All the known cases of biological extinction have been caused by overspecialization, whose concentration of only selected genes sacrifices general adaptability . . . and tends to shut off the wide-band tuning searches and thus to preclude further discovery of the all-powerful generalizing principles.

The reader should study, if he can, the real authors, the men who have founded and discovered things; or, at any rate, those who are recognized as the great masters in every branch of knowledge.Let him buy second-hand books rather than read their contents in new ones.-

If a thing is new, it is seldom good; because if it is good, it is only for a short time new.

A man should read only when his own thoughts stagnate at their source.

Great, genuine and extraordinary work can be done only in so far as its author disregards the method, the thoughts, the opinions of his contemporaries, and quietly works on, in spite of their criticism, on his side despising what they praise.

His [the genius'] mind will have no further aim than to be constantly active. This will be an inexhausible spring of delight; and boredom, that spectre which haunts the ordinary man, can never come near him.

But there is an understanding among them. An abiding trust. A life of eternal care. And all because they relate, cooperate, synergize as a whole, reaching beyond the physical perimeter of monkey members and into the world. A fragrance of flowers wafts down a mountainside and brings renewed life to wary breathtakers.

To achieve advanced tones of voice, be it inner or outer, one must speak from the diaphragm, use rounded vowel sounds, have a preponderance of well-resonated vowel sounds, articulate the prestigious consonants, sexualize the voice, aspirate with bedroom eyes, so to speak, and use poetic diction.