Wednesday, June 29, 2016


I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.

Henry Miller [Tropic of Cancer, 1934]

Saturday, June 25, 2016

απαλές ψυχές

Να ελπίζεις - να ελπίζεις πάντα - πως ανάμεσα εις τους ανθρώπους
- που τους ρημάζει η τρομερή "ευκολία" -
θα συναντήσεις απαλές ψυχές με τρόπους
που τους διέπει καλοσύνη - πόθος ευγένειας - ηρεμία.

Ίσως όχι πολλές - ίσως να 'σαι άτυχος: καμία -
τότες εσύ προσπάθησε να γενείς καλλίτερος
εις τρόπον ώστε να έρθει κάποια σχετική ισορροπία...

Νίκος Εγγονόπουλος [Σονέτο μάλλον απαισιόδοξο, 1957]

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

New eyes

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

Marcel Proust

Sunday, June 19, 2016


Hieronymus Bosch - The Garden of Earthly Delights

The progress of scientific Analysis has revealed several perfectly objective profound effects that limit the power of scientific Analysis. I identify three such phenomena: projection (i.e., the fact that we don’t get to see everything), the probabilistic logic of quantum mechanics, and chaos (i.e., extreme sensitivity to initial conditions). These effects will make it impossible, in practice, to go from the solution (if we had it) of the basic equations (if we had them) to a complete description of the experience. The technical word for this is contingency – you can’t analyze everything, some things are just accidents … Thus reason discovers its own limitations

Frank Anthony Wilczek [American theoretical physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics 2004]

Tuesday, June 7, 2016


Sushi in Athens

Sushi? That's what my ex-wife called me. Cold Fish.

Rick Deckard, in Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982)