“I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.”
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I continue to be surprised by the progress that is possible by continuing to ask questions of nature and let her answer through experiment. Stars are easier to understand than people, I expect, but that is what makes the enterprise so exciting. The mysteries are what make life worth living and I would be sad if the day comes when we can no longer find answerable questions that have yet to be answered, and puzzles that can be solved. What surprises me is how we have become victims of our own success, at least in certain areas. When it comes to the universe as a whole, we may be frighteningly close to the limits of empirical inquiry as a guide to understanding. After that, we will have to rely on good ideas alone, and that is always much harder and less reliable.– Lawrence Krauss, in a conversation about philosophy with Julian Baggini, ‘Philosophy v science: which can answer the big questions of life?’ (via sagansense) Via Onward To The Stars
Philip Seymour Hoffman, perhaps the most ambitious and widely admired American actor of his generation, who gave three-dimensional nuance to a wide range of sidekicks, villains and leading men on screen and embraced some of the theater’s most burdensome roles on Broadway, died Sunday at an apartment in Greenwich Village. He was 46.
Dude, for real, here’s the thing: Phil is such a goddamn genius. So you’re sitting there with this fucking genius, and he starts talking, and I’m like, “I can’t follow this guy. I’m not saying anything after him!” He can read a fucking grocery list and you’re just like, “Oh, so captivating…” It was incredible to be around him. - Joaquin Phoenix on Philip Seymour Hoffman
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The great Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead this morning in his New York apartment, from what’s being reported as an apparent drug overdose. We’ll have an in-depth remembrance of the Oscar-winner’s tremendous body of work on TheDissolve.com tomorrow, but for now, join us in celebrating the life and career of a great, great actor, whose presence alone instantly improved whatever movie he was in.
…It’s a terrible thing to know, but I know it.
Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014)
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