beauty born of danger
January 2, 2016, 11:11 pm
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Beauty, liberty, and wisdom are born of danger, neglect, decay, fear, dirt, sloth, ruin, accident, uncertainty. Not of security, enterprise, perfection, strategy, planning, foresight. Death not money.

“The history of Paris teaches us that beauty is a by-product of danger, that liberty is at best a consequence of neglect, that wisdom is entwined with decay. Any Paris of the future that is neither a frozen artefact nor an inhabited holding company will perforce involve fear, dirt, sloth, ruin, and accident. It will entail the continual experience of uncertainty, because the only certainty is death.”

Luc Sante, The Other Paris


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