Kategoriarkiv: 2003

Mona Lisas leende (2003)

Betty Warren: My teacher, Katherine Watson, lived by her own definition, and would not compromise that. Not even for Wellesley. I dedicate this, my last editorial, to an extraordinary woman who lived by example and compelled us all to see the world through new eyes. By the time you read this, she’ll be sailing to Europe, where I know she’ll find new walls to break down and new ideas to replace them with. I’ve heard her called a quitter for leaving, an aimless wanderer. But not all who wander are aimless. Especially not those who seek truth beyond tradition; beyond definition; beyond the image

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I accuse (2003)

[first lines] Dr. Richard Darian: Kimberly? Kimberly… Kimberly Jansen: [wakes suddenly] Dr. Richard Darian: How’s the world today? Kimberly? Ah, of course, the sedative. Some people experience quite a reaction. Let me guess: dreams? The drug is known to cause hallucinations. Nothing long term. You’ll be fine this afternoon. Kimberly Jansen: [fending off] Dr. Richard Darian: Try being good to yourself for a change, won’t you? Is this interesting? Interesting? Yes No | Share this Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink Hide options

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The life of David Gale (2003)

David Gale: Fantasies have to be unrealistic because the moment, the second that you get what you seek, you don’t, you can’t want it anymore. In order to continue to exist, desire must have its objects perpetually absent. It’s not the ”it” that you want, it’s the fantasy of ”it.” So, desire supports crazy fantasies. This is what Pascal means when he says that we are only truly happy when daydreaming about future happiness. Or why we say the hunt is sweeter than the kill. Or be careful what you wish for. Not because you’ll get it, but because you’re doomed not to want it once you do. So the lesson of Lacan is, living by your wants will never make you happy. What it means to be fully human is to strive to live by ideas and ideals and not to measure your life by what you’ve attained in terms of your desires but those small moments of integrity, compassion, rationality, even self-sacrifice. Because in the end, the only way that we can measure the significance of our own lives is by valuing the lives of others.

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