If you don’t trust yourself fully, you’d become an outcast, but if you trust yourself to the exclusion of everyone else, you’d become an outcaste.
Man/Woman has always been and still is a slave to fresh, young sex (there’s such a phenomenon as fresh, old sex, too), and whatever one might say for/about the high ideals of cultural refinement, man’s humanity to man, and social and economic justice, one cannot mask this truth; man/woman must continue in this humiliating role Read more…
It's easy not to hate; the less you see people, the less you hate, until you're left all to yourself and have only yourself to hate.
If you write a poem a day, you’re most likely to end up a poetaster by the end of the day; that is, at the end of a long and repetitive day. Poets are born and self-made. Shakespeare didn’t take creative writing courses at Iowa, nor Lady Murasaki, Kalidasa, Wu Cheng'en, Cervantes, Voltaire, Dante, Hemingway Read more…
In the long run men [sic–read "people"] hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high. (Walden)
The only thing more surprising than how much dirt comes up when you sweep the kitchen floor is, how much dirt comes up when you sweep the kitchen floor a 2nd time.
Authority cannot exist without responsibility.
We do not stop playing because we get old; we get old because we stop playing.
"Unless you people get your skulls cracked I'm not even going to come to your funeral" -Gandhi
From Thomas Pynchon’s AGAINST THE DAY Scarsdale Vibe was addressing the Las Animas–Huerfano Delegation ofthe Industrial Defense Alliance (L.A.H.D.I.D.A) gathered in the casino of an exclusive hot-springs resort up near the Continental Divide. Enormous windows revealed and framed mountain scenery like picture postcards hand-tinted by a crew brought in from across the sea Read more…