Paul Goodman changed my life (2011) Movie documentary – A fascinating man

A fascinating man who wrote a classic book back in the 60’s- Growing up absurd.

Paul Goodman was a bisexual philosopher who commanded attention with his brilliant understanding of life and people’s fears and dreams.

I had never heard of this man until today,he is quite brilliant,he engages peoples arguments and makes most people think,in a time when it was not popular to be openly gay,Paul was hardly ever surrounded by close 100% friends or supporters which makes his story even more remarkable.

You will feel smarter by the time this documentary ends.




Quotes –

To translate, one must have a style of his own, for otherwise the translation will have no rhythm or nuance, which come from the process of artistically thinking through and molding the sentences; they cannot be reconstituted by piecemeal imitation. The problem of translation is to retreat to a simpler tenor of one’s own style and creatively adjust this to one’s author.”


It rarely adds anything to say, ”In my opinion” -not even modesty. Naturally a sentence is only your opinion; and you are not the Pope.”

In America you can say anything you want – as long as it doesn’t have any effect.”



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