Silent actress Valeska Suratt c. 1910s (via)
Wings of Desire (1987) dir. Wim Wenders
"In the last 20 years of my life, I’ve been using something unrecognizable. I’ve been acting for 20 years and I’ve gone unnoticed"
Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfil it, or betray it.
What I call middle-class society is any society that becomes rigidified in predetermined forms, forbidding all evolution, all gains, all progress, all discovery. I call middle-class a closed society in which life has no taste, in which the air is tainted, in which ideas and men are corrupt. And I think that a man who takes a stand against this death is in a sense a revolutionary.
In the world through which I travel, I am endlessly creating myself.
― Frantz Fanon