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“There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.”
― Sidonie Gabrielle Colette in 'La Vagabonde', 1910.

Image of one bedder apartment number 716 shot by Scottie Cameron.


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Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.
― Oscar Wilde.

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The world was my oyster but I used the wrong fork.
― Oscar Wilde

Fix and Make Oyster Appreciation WORKSHOP this Saturday.


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Before I get dressed I’m naked. I spend some time thinking about how I feel, who I’m seeing and what it’s like outside. Then I get dressed.
When I finally have to wash my clothes I use the care label, but not always.

Nectar Efkarpidis to Bob Earl. Image of Hotel Hotel Original room shot by Ross Honeysett.


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Yeah, in a basement. You know, fightin' in a basement offers a lot of difficulties. Number one being, you're fightin' in a basement.

Lt. Aldo Raine to Lt. Archie Hicox in ‘Inglourious Basterds’ by Quentin Tarantino. 

Image of A. Baker basement bar at NewActon, Canberra. Shot by Scottie Cameron.

 


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Love that is not madness is not love.
― Pedro Calderón de la Barca

Pedro Calderón de la Barca – dramatist, poet and writer of the Spanish Golden Age.

Image of Lizzie pashing Gordon in the Monster Salon and Dining rooms shot by Lee Grant.


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It was night, and I made a careless movement inside the dream; I turned too brusquely the corner and I bruised myself against my madness.
― Anaïs Nin

Excerpt from Anaïs Nin’s ‘House of Incest’.

Image of Hotel Hotel Meandering room number 104 shot by Ross Honeysett.


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The fact that the world has become fuller than ever of complexity of every kind may suggest at first that it is harder to find a way out of our dilemmas, but in reality the more complexities, the more crevices there are through which we can crawl.
― Theodore Zeldin

I am searching for the gaps people have not spotted, for the clues they have missed….

Excerpt from Theodore Zeldin’s ‘An Intimate History of Humanity’, page 13.

Image of light and shadows at James Turrell’s ‘Within Without’ installation at the National Gallery of Australia shot by Lee Grant.


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Fear is a strange soil. It grows obedience like corn, which grow in straight lines to make weeding easier. But sometimes it grows the potatoes of defiance, which flourish underground.
― Terry Pratchett

Excerpt from Terry Pratchett’s ‘Small Gods’.

Image of Boxgum Grazing farm in Young, NSW, shot by Lee Grant.


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The beginning of genius is being scared shitless.
― Louis-Ferdinand Céline

From Louis-Ferdinand Céline’s ‘The Church – A Comedy in Five Acts’.

Image of Nikos, our CFO, shot by Lee Grant.


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