New PDF release: A Lotus Grows in the Mud

By Goldie Hawn

ISBN-10: 0425207889

ISBN-13: 9780425207888

Along with her trademark effervescence, Goldie offers a private examine deepest and robust occasions that carried her via existence: her father’s spontaneity; her mother’s braveness; and the enjoyment of being a daughter, a sister, a father or mother, and a lover. She writes approximately her formative years desires of turning into a ballerina. She takes us on a travel of her go-go years in Sixties ny urban, the phenomenon of TV’s Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, her Oscar-winning debut in Cactus Flower and Hollywood stardom. She writes in detail concerning the demanding situations of affection, anger and worry, and the significance of compassion and integrity. She speaks brazenly approximately her kin, her accomplice Kurt Russell, her young ones; her religion, her interest for that which she doesn’t but recognize, and her thirst for wisdom. such a lot of all, it's a journey again via a lifestyles good lived by way of a lady good enjoyed.

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Do not, above all, confound me with what I am not! 2 I am, for example, absolutely not a bogey-man, not a moral-monster – I am even an antithetical nature to the species of man hitherto honoured as virtuous. Between ourselves, it seems to me that precisely this constitutes part of my pride. I am a disciple of the philosopher Dionysos, I prefer to be even a satyr rather than a saint. But you have only to read this writing. Perhaps I have succeeded in giving expression to this antithesis in a cheerful and affable way – perhaps this writing had no point at all other than to do this.

One repays a teacher badly if one remains only a pupil. And why, then, should you not pluck at my laurels? You respect me; but how if one day your respect should tumble? Take care that a falling statue does not strike you dead! You say you believe in Zarathustra? But of what importance is Zarathustra? You are my believers: but of what importance are all believers? You had not yet sought yourselves when you found me. Thus do all believers; therefore all belief is of so little account. Now I bid you lose me and find yourselves; and only when you have all denied me will I return to you… FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE On this perfect day, when everything has become ripe and not only the grapes are growing brown, a ray of sunlight has fallen on to my life: I looked behind me, I looked before me, never have I seen so many and such good things together.

It presents his life as if there had been a plan in it, which there evidently wasn’t, and it alternates between the world-historical and the mundane in a way that was bound to offend its readers’ taste, as it still does. But, Nietzsche would say, and almost does, so much the worse for their taste. And it is in fact the very notion of taste, allied to that of smelling, which Nietzsche makes greatest and most inspired play with. In celebrating his capacity for locating decadence, for castigating the Germans for their deep-seated vulgarity, for revelling in destruction as a prerequisite of creation, for knowing what has to be created, Nietzsche is relying throughout on his extraordinarily developed sensitivity to phenomena which none of his contemporaries was able to notice, partly because they knew too much and esteemed the wrong kind of knowing.

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