Along with her current location, artful self-portraits, and responses to feverish fans, Daphne Guinness often tweets uncredited strands of poetry or quotes. In order to shed light on the ever-fascinating landscape of her mind (or at least what she might be browsing on a given day), we’ve identified some of her references and compiled a list of books based on some of her micro-blogs since the beginning of the year. If you, too, aspire to hold your own at a dinner table with Bernard-Henri Lévy, then dust off your freshman-year copy of Nietzsche’s collected works and get cracking.
6. Madness and Death in Philosophy by Ferit Guven
March 4, 2012 at 9:59 a.m.: “Plato endorses madness, love as madness has to be thought of together with logos, a peculiar manifestation of logos rather than it’s absence.”
9. “The Divine Image” from Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Blake
February 15, 2012 at 12:10 a.m.: “Love, the human form divine, peace, the human dress.”
10. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
January 27, 2012 at 2:17 p.m.: “There is a tide in the affairs of men Which taken at the flood, leads to fortune. Omitted all the voyage of their life Is bound in miseries.”