© George S. Zimbel, 1958, Going to class, MIT

“Schools train you to be ignorant with style […] they prepare you to be a usable victim for a military industrial complex that needs manpower. As long as you’re just smart enough to do a job and just dumb enough to swallow what they feed you, you’re going to be alright […] So I believe that schools mechanically and very specifically try and breed out any hint of creative thought in the kids that are coming up.” Frank Zappa

© Irina Ionesco, 1976, 'Griffe' ('Claw')

“And who are you, the proud Lord said that I must bow so low? Only a cat of a different coat, that’s all the truth I know. In a coat of gold or a coat of red, a lion still has claws. And, mine are as long and sharp, my Lord as long and sharp as yours. And so he spoke, and so he spoke, that Lord of Castamere, but now the rains weep o’er his hall, with no one there to hear. Yes, now the rains weep o’er his hall, and not a soul to hear.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords

© John Malmin / LA Times, March 16, 1972, Leo Altoonian, 85, waits in the lobby of the fire-damaged Barclay Hotel for his turn to get belongings out of his room

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“The house was burning, the yellow-red sky was like the sunset… Nothing would be left, the golden ferns and the silver ferns, the orchids, the ginger lilies and the roses… When they had finished, there would be nothing left but blackened walls and the mounting stone. That was always left. That could not be stolen or burned.”  ― Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea

© Marty Stuart, Sep. 8, 2003, John R. Cash, Last Portrait

“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”Johnny Cash

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“People who don’t expect justice don’t have to suffer disappointment.”
— Isaac Asimov, The Robots of Dawn

© Matt Weber, 1990, Pilots, LaGuardia airport

I’m leaving London tomorrow, I really had a great week and took a lot of pictures with my friend’s dad’s Canon AE-1 with a 50mm FD 1:1.4 lens.

And my suitcase is packed with loads of great memories and surprises, also for my one and only, Miss R. Can’t wait to see you again !!!

I will miss my baby girl Joana a lot - keep your head up, ok?

All the best,
Burnéd

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© Coco Liu, 2014, Beyond Selfies / 3rd Place - Architecture, Chicago

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“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.”
  ― Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon