zaterdag 10 maart 2018

Paula Sémer

Vanmorgen sprak Paula Sémer mij toe tijdens het ontbijt.

"In hun binnenste weten alle vrouwen dat ze nog niet gelijkwaardig zijn aan mannen."
Paula Sémer (De Morgen).

Wat zou het vreemd zijn als mijn vrouw mij op één of andere ochtend zou zeggen:
"Diep in mijn binnenste weet ik dat ik niet gelijkwaardig ben aan jou."

zaterdag 3 maart 2018

John Maynard Keynes

I like quotes.

Here is a quote from Nietzsche.

I would repeat it, however, a hundred times, that ‘immediate certainty,’ as
well as ‘absolute knowledge’ and the ‘thing in itself,’ involve a CONTRADICTIO IN ADJECTO; we really ought to free ourselves from the
misleading significance of words.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond good and evil.

However, these days you're not making yourself very popular quoting Nietzsche.
More and more he gets associated with that villainous "postmodernist" discours.
No, better quote Hannah Arendt instead.
A quote which actually circulates the internet this moment.

“The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the convinced Communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction [..] and the distinction between true and false [..] no longer exists.”

He or she who best succeeds in hiding the adjective from the noun is more likely to be quoted.
'the existing totalitarianism'

Another quote that attracted my attention this week was a quote from John Maynard Keynes.

'changing facts'.
Actually, it is far from certain that this quote can be attributed to Johan Maynard Keynes. How ironic! I have found a changing fact!