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Origen of Alexandria

"Eusebius claims that, as a young man, following a literal misreading of Matthew 19:12, in which Jesus is presented as saying "there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuch for the sake of the kingdom of heaven", Origen went to a physician and paid him to surgically remove his genitals in order to ensure his reputation as a respectable tutor to young men and women." (source)
Categories: Art

The crisis of our times

"The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear."

(Selections from the Prison Notebooks, Antonio Gramsci)


[...] und ein Anflug von Unmut trübte seinen Blick, als er den kleinen Kaffeefleck wiedersah, der es seit dem Morgen gewagt hatte, das geräumige Weiß seiner Weste zu inkommodieren.
(Der Leopard von Giuseppe Tomasi die Lampedusa, S.8)