October 22, 2010

What would be Utopian enough?


 
What would have been Utopian enough for him?
The closing down of the mines. The ploughing under of the vineyards. The disbanding of the armed forces. The abolition of the automobile. Universal vegetarianism. Poetry in the streets. That sort of thing.
-- from Summertime, JM Coetzee.
 
Why would you want to feel the agony of existence? (A user quote from the Metacritic page for Bresson’s Au Hasard Balthazar, pictured).