Paul Klee (1879-1940, Switzerland; German/Swiss)
"Generalised secrecy stands behind the spectacle, as the decisive complement of all it displays and, in the last analysis, as its most vital operation.
The simple fact of being unanswerable has given what is false an entirely new quality. At a stroke it is truth which has almost everywhere ceased to exist or, at best, has been reduced to the satus of pure hypothesis. Unanswerable lies have succeded in eliminating public opinion, which first lost the abiliy to make itself heard and then very quickly dissolved altogether. This evidently has significant consequences for politics, the applied sciences and the arts.”
Guy Debord, Comments on the Society of the Spectacle.
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar (via beaufortbooks)