Welcome to the April issue of ‘The Notebook’.
This is a list of books, movies, blog posts, interviews,
video clips and other stuff I found interesting
and feel worth sharing.
I hope you’ll like some of the stuff I am sharing.
If you have any feedback, please drop me a line…
Here it goes…
A Book Worth Sharing –
Yuval Noah Harari’s new book is equally fascinating
and unputdownable as was his first one, “Sapiens“.
Here’s what Bill Gates wrote in ” –
I’m still thinking about those weighty questions after finishing Homo Deus,
the provocative new book by Yuval Noah Harari.”
And ‘The Guardian’ review –
“Harari’s sometimes breathless, always compulsive
inquiry leaves us with this one:
Do yourself a favour. Read these two books…
A Movie Worth Sharing –
Immerse yourself in the films of master director Tsai Ming-.
Another tour de force…
An Idea Worth Sharing –
Bill Cunningham was a fashion photographer for The New York Times.
His personal philosophy was:
“If you don’t take the money, it can’t tell you what to do.
That’s the key to the whole thing,”
Cunningham didn’t go to the movies, he didn’t own a television.
Until 2010, he lived in a small apartment on top of Carnegie Hall,
with no kitchen, no private restroom, sleeping in between the cabinets
“Money is the cheapest thing. Liberty and freedom are the most expensive,” he said.
Read the Vogue article ‘Remembering Bill Cunningham’ here…
And from Wikipedia…
Cunningham described his philosophy regarding fashion in the documentary film
Bill Cunningham New York thus:
“The wider world that perceives fashion as sometimes a frivolity that should be
done away with in the face of social upheavals and problems that are enormous —
the point is in fact that fashion, ah, you know, in point of fact it’s the armour to
survive the reality of everyday life. I don’t think you could do away with it.
It would be like doing away with civilization.”
Most of his pictures were never sold or published.
He said: “I’m really doing this for myself. I’m stealing people’s shadows,
so I don’t feel as guilty when I don’t sell them.”
A Quote Worth Sharing –
“Crackheads hustle 4 days straight to get a rock.
No sleep or food.
You ever work that hard for something?
Don’t get outworked by a crackhead” – @EdLatimore
Random Stuff –
Ben McCarthy’s ‘Tweetstorm’ on Will Durant’s THE LESSONS OF HISTORY:
On themes and lessons observed from 5,000 years of world history.
“Creative minds can be immortal.
Homer has more readers now than in his own day and land.
The Greek poets and philosophers are in every library and college.
This selective survival of creative minds is the most real
and beneficent of immortalities.”
Thanks for reading.