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What is reality and what is acting? [Nov. 14th, 2006|04:08 pm]
"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be. "

Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night
US novelist (1922 - )

[User Picture]From: bhanfhlaith
2006-11-15 03:48 am (UTC)
"A real Artist doesn't do Art for a living. A real Artist lives it. That's why most of them are seriously fucked up. And it's a "Chicken and the Egg" thing, as to whether experiencing that kind of creativity warps you, or whether it takes a truly wild soul to make Art come alive. In the end, I'm not sure answering that question even matters."
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[User Picture]From: vesta_venus
2006-11-15 04:18 pm (UTC)
Is that also Vonnegut?
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[User Picture]From: bhanfhlaith
2006-11-15 04:48 pm (UTC)

Alas, no

You will laugh...
Actually that's from Me.
I made it up, speaking to someone I am close to about roleplaying and how people mix IC and OOC but sometimes it's okay to do that.

Wow. Never been compared to Kurt before.
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[User Picture]From: vesta_venus
2006-11-18 03:28 am (UTC)

Re: Alas, no

I've only read one of Vonnegut's books (one so obscure that it isn't on some of his lists of books) so I'm not really up on his style. I started to read Slaughter House 5 once but gave up after 3-5 pages because it was too hard to follow.

I posted the quote because I was have two conversations on LJ that related to showing and hiding parts of our personalities and also acting. What was strange is that I only knew the quote as "We are what we pretend to be". When I googled it, I discovered I only knew half of the quote. The ending of "so we must be careful what we pretend to be. " adds a whole new dimension.
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