The Philosophical TubeThe Philosophical Tube
NOON A little Sartre in the morning
June 25, 2009
NOON -- London commuters will soon be getting a touch of philosophy with their ride. BBC.com reports:
The words of Gandhi, Einstein, Jean Paul Satre [sic] and other great thinkers are to be quoted in service announcements on London's Underground.
Transport for London has commissioned Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller to compile a list of bon mots to be used by Tube drivers.
Among the quotes on offer will be Gandhi's, "there is more to life than increasing at speed".
Deller hopes they will make commuters' journeys a bit more thought provoking.
Cezanne's, "we live in a rainbow of chaos" and Jean-Paul Satre's, [sic] "hell is other people" will also be recited by Tube drivers.
"Hell is other people." I like it. Should brighten up the morning commute.
— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading
I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it’s not in order to enjoy ourselves. – Ludwig Wittgenstein
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