Maira Kalman paints her highly personal worldview in an inimitable combination of image and text. The Principles of Uncertainty is an irresistible invitation to experience life through the psyche of Maira Kalman, one of this country's most beloved artists. The result is a book that is... read more
“My brain is exploding. Trying to make sense out of nonsense. Trying to tell you everything (everything?). And all the while time is fleeting. And the air around me vibrates with so many images. Which is great, because most of them are British.”
“My dream is to walk around the world. A smallish backpack, all essentials neatly in place. A camera. A notebook. A traveling paint set. A hat. Good shoes. A nice pleated (green?) skirt for the occasional seaside hotel afternoon dance.”
“But then the Bolsheviks arrived and POOF - goodbye musicales, goodbye Blini.”
“We could speak about the meaning of life vis-a-vis non-consequential/deontological theories, apodictic transformation schemata, the incoherence of exemplification, metaphysical realism, Cartesian interactive dualism, revised non reductive dualism, postmodernist grammatology, and dicey dichotomies. But we would still be left with Nietzsche's preposterous moustache, which leads (as it did in his case) to utter madness. I suggest we go to Paris instead.”
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