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Edition #10
Rio de Janeiro, 2007

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“DKANDLE weaves swirling multi-colored vibrant unearthly soundscapes, blending fuzzy and reverberating Shoegaze textures, mesmerizing Dream Pop meditations, sludgy Grungey tones and moody Post-punk strains, heightened with soul-stirring lyricism and pensive emotive vocalizations”

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"The well-bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves."

 

"I can resist everything except temptation."

 

"Scepticism is the beginning of Faith."

 

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all."

 

"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth."

 

"An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all."

 

"One's past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged."

 

"Music makes one feel so romantic – at least it always gets on one's nerves – which is the same thing nowadays."

 

"One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation."

 

"We are punished for our refusals. Every impulse we strive to strangle broods in the mind and poisons us. The body sins once, and has done with its sin, for action is a mode of purification. Nothing remains then but the recollection of a pleasure, or the luxury of a regret."

 

"The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself, with desire for what its monstrous laws have made monstrous and unlawful."

 

"Agitators are necessary. Without them, in our incomplete state, there would be no advance towards civilization."

 

"Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative."

 

"I find that the decadence of a people, or of a society, is as much part of a life as is its development."

 

"Men become old, but they never become good."

 

"Aesthetics are higher than ethics."

 

"It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances."

 

"One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry."

 

"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."

 

"To define is to limit."

 

"There is no sin except stupidity."

 

"Youth is wasted on the young."

 

"There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about."

"I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects."

"Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much."

 

"What is the use of being a charming young man if you have no money?"

"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."

"Beauty is a form of genius—is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation."

 

"The happiness of a man in this life depends on the little things that happen to him off his own bat, and on the women he has not married."

 

"Whenever people agree with me, I always feel I must be wrong."

 

"The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast."

 

"Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion."

 

"I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex."

 

"There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it."

 

"One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry."

 

"It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But it is better to be good than to be ugly."

 

"We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting."

 

"I am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly."

 

"A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing."

 

"The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future."

 

"No man should be ready to prove he is well-fitted to live like a badly-fed animal."

 

"Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike."

 

"Each man kills the thing he loves, by each let this be heard. Some do it with a bitter look, some with a flattering word. The coward does it with a kiss, the brave man with a sword."

 

"Progress is the realization of utopias."

 

"Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault."

 

"Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. Altruism is letting everybody else live as they wish."

 

"Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative."

 

"To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance."

 

"The only difference between a caprice and a lifelong passion is that the caprice lasts a little longer."

 

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."

 

"Only the shallow know themselves."

 

"To get into the best society nowadays, one has either to feed people, amuse people, or shock people—that is all."

 

"A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it."

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