Posts Tagged With: Human Folly

trümmer

 

“It is grand to contemplate the ruins of cities;
but it is grander still to contemplate the ruins of human beings!”

 

~ Comte de Lautréamont ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in June 2016.


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might have made a difference

 

“When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught,
and the last river is polluted; when to breathe
the air is sickening, you will realize, too late,
that wealth is not in bank accounts and that
you can’t eat money.”

 

~ Alanis Obomsawin ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an analog photo taken in November 1991.


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COMIC OPERA

 

“The only way to comprehend what mathematicians mean by Infinity
is to contemplate the extent of human stupidity.”

 

~ Voltaire ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of a Roman oil lamp, unearthed in a cremation burial, taken in September 1988.


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STARSLEEP

 

“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.”

 

~ Carl Sagan ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in September 2019.


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NOW

 

“Quantum est in rebus inane!”
“How much folly there is in human affairs.”

 

~ Aulus Persius Flaccus ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of street art taken in Paris in May 2018.


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WOODEN WORDS

 

“My trade and art is to live.”

 

~ Montaigne ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of a piece of wood 1,988 years old taken in March 2018.


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RUINS

 

“It is grand to contemplate the ruins of cities;
but it is grander still to contemplate the ruins of human beings!”

 

~ Comte de Lautréamont ~

 

000-ruinsDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in April 1981.


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TRÜMMER

 

“Anyway, maybe there weren’t any solutions.
Human society, corpses and rubble.
It never learned, it made the same
cretinous mistakes over and over,
trading short-term gain for long-term pain.”
 
Margaret Atwood

 

000 trümmerDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in June 2016.


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