Patriotism

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“Every national border in Europe,” El Eswad added ironically, “marks the place where two gangs of bandits got too exhausted to kill each other anymore and signed a treaty. Patriotism is the delusion that one of these gangs of bandits is better than all the others.”
-Robert Anton Wilson

Richard Diran on Painting

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“A finished canvas is to be cast off like a dry cocoon, a worn out sheath of skin, wriggled out of and shed, torn off the back of a snake whose coiled shadow is memory.  The body re-emerges intact, alive again and cognizant, transformed into a new creature.  The canvas, that skin of expressed memory in paint, remains forever.”

-Richard Diran

On Flowers

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I can’t satisfactorily find or verify the source of this quote.  It may be a generic name for an unknown person, a specific person, a correct attribution, or an incorrect attribution.  Any clarification anyone could give me would be appreciated.  That said, here it is.

If you labor, you are a “laborer”
If you farm, you are a “farmer”
If you flow, you are a “Flower”
-Forest Sage