Quotes from Asterios Polyp

David Mazzucchelli ·  344 pages

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“To live (as I understand it) is to exist within a conception of time.

But to remember is to vacate the very notion of time.

Every memory, no matter how remote its subject, takes place 'Now,' at the moment it's called to the mind.

The more something is recalled, the more the brain has a chance to refine the original experience.

Because every memory is a re-creation, not a playback.”
― David Mazzucchelli, quote from Asterios Polyp


“How can we call death-about which we know nothing- the opposite of life, when we barely comprehend life itself?”
― David Mazzucchelli, quote from Asterios Polyp


“What if reality (as perceived) were simply an extension of the self? Wouldn't that color the way each individual experiences the world?”
― David Mazzucchelli, quote from Asterios Polyp


“How can i hope to succeed when surrounded by flaccid imaginations and puny minds when my head.. My head is filled with NIETZCHE?”
― David Mazzucchelli, quote from Asterios Polyp


“But why must choices always lie along a linear spectrum with two poles instead of say among a sphere of possibilities”
― David Mazzucchelli, quote from Asterios Polyp



“Me? I like wearing a condom. It means I'm having sex. I already spend most of my time NOT wearing one. It's like a tuxedo - I enjoy putting one on for special occasions.”
― David Mazzucchelli, quote from Asterios Polyp


“Yes here's to the founding fathers—slave-owners, British citizens who didn't want to pay taxes...”
― David Mazzucchelli, quote from Asterios Polyp


“Life is stressful, dear. That's why they say "rest in peace".”
― David Mazzucchelli, quote from Asterios Polyp


“Anything that's not functional is merely decorative.”
― David Mazzucchelli, quote from Asterios Polyp


“There are just two things you need to fix here: the interior and the exterior.”
― David Mazzucchelli, quote from Asterios Polyp



“The way the function dictates the form... elegant lines... nothing extraneous... this shoe perfectly expresses the essence of shoeness.”
― David Mazzucchelli, quote from Asterios Polyp


“To live as I understand it is to exist within a conception of time. But to remember is to vacate the very notion of time.”
― David Mazzucchelli, quote from Asterios Polyp


“Every memory no matter how remote its subject takes place "now " at the moment it's called up in the mind. The more something is recalled the more the brain has a chance to refine the original experience because every memory is a re-creation not a playback.”
― David Mazzucchelli, quote from Asterios Polyp


“...by choosing two aspects of a subject that appear to be in opposition, each can be examined in light of the other in order to better illuminate the entire subject, as long as one doesn't mistake the system for reality.”
― David Mazzucchelli, quote from Asterios Polyp


“Me? I like wearing a condom. It means I'm having sex. I already spend most of my time NOT wearing one. It's like a tuxedo - I enjoy putting one on for special occasions. ”
― David Mazzucchelli, Asterios Polyp”
― David Mazzucchelli, quote from Asterios Polyp



“Svako sjećanje , koliko god mu sadržaj dalek, događa se ''sada'', u trenutku kad ga um prizove. Što se češće prisjećamo, to um ima više prilike prepravljati izvorno iskustvo, jer svako je prisjećanje ponovno stvaranje, a ne reprodukcija.
― David Mazzucchelli, quote from Asterios Polyp


About the author

David Mazzucchelli
Born place: in The United States
Born date September 21, 1960
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