Thursday, March 26, 2015


Dear Valeria,

What I did not realise is that I was so naïve politically that I was not justified in committing myself to any political action of this kind. The atmosphere in Cambridge was so intense, the enthusiasm for any anti-fascist activity was so great, that I made the biggest mistake of my life.

All best,

Anthony Blunt

Sunday, March 15, 2015


Dear Valeria,

I always find myself wanting humanists to think about using the net for more than "let's just do what we've always done, only on line now" (the BMCR syndrome, if you will).


Allen Ross Scaife

Thursday, March 12, 2015


Dear Valeria,

I was daring enough to want absolute freedom, even if it was a mistake.


Věra Chytilová

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Dear Valeria,

We saw the lightning and that was the guns; and then we heard the thunder and that was the big guns; and then we heard the rain falling and that was the drops of blood falling; and when we came to get in the crops, it was dead men that we reaped.

Very best regards,

Harriet Tubman

Monday, March 9, 2015


Dear Valeria,

Find what you love, and let it kill you.


Charles Bukowski

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


Dear Valeria,

What we need to question is bricks, concrete, glass, our table manners, our utensils, our tools, the way we spend our time, our rhythms. To question that which seems to have ceased forever to astonish us. We live, true, we breathe, true; we walk, we go downstairs, we sit at a table in order to eat, we lie down on a bed on order to sleep. How? Where? When? Why?

Describe your street. Describe another. Compare.

Your friend,

Georges Perec

Monday, March 2, 2015


Dear Valeria,

If Father’s kingdom is a cage, then my cage will be a kingdom. It is not I who am locked in, but you who are locked out.

Yours faithfully,

Marjorie de Bruce, Princess of Scotland

Sunday, March 1, 2015