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  • #1
    Allen Ginsberg
    “Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.”
    Allen Ginsberg


  • #2
    Cormac McCarthy
    “I don't know why I started writing. I don't know why anybody does it. Maybe they're bored, or failures at something else.”
    Cormac McCarthy


  • #3
    Neil Gaiman
    “I can believe things that are true and things that aren't true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they're true or not.

    I can believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and the Beatles and Marilyn Monroe and Elvis and Mister Ed. Listen - I believe that people are perfectable, that knowledge is infinite, that the world is run by secret banking cartels and is visited by aliens on a regular basis, nice ones that look like wrinkled lemurs and bad ones who mutilate cattle and want our water and our women.

    I believe that the future sucks and I believe that the future rocks and I believe that one day White Buffalo Woman is going to come back and kick everyone's ass. I believe that all men are just overgrown boys with deep problems communicating and that the decline in good sex in America is coincident with the decline in drive-in movie theaters from state to state.

    I believe that all politicians are unprincipled crooks and I still believe that they are better than the alternative. I believe that California is going to sink into the sea when the big one comes, while Florida is going to dissolve into madness and alligators and toxic waste.

    I believe that antibacterial soap is destroying our resistance to dirt and disease so that one day we'll all be wiped out by the common cold like martians in War of the Worlds.

    I believe that the greatest poets of the last century were Edith Sitwell and Don Marquis, that jade is dried dragon sperm, and that thousands of years ago in a former life I was a one-armed Siberian shaman.

    I believe that mankind's destiny lies in the stars. I believe that candy really did taste better when I was a kid, that it's aerodynamically impossible for a bumble bee to fly, that light is a wave and a particle, that there's a cat in a box somewhere who's alive and dead at the same time (although if they don't ever open the box to feed it it'll eventually just be two different kinds of dead), and that there are stars in the universe billions of years older than the universe itself.

    I believe in a personal god who cares about me and worries and oversees everything I do. I believe in an impersonal god who set the universe in motion and went off to hang with her girlfriends and doesn't even know that I'm alive. I believe in an empty and godless universe of causal chaos, background noise, and sheer blind luck.

    I believe that anyone who says sex is overrated just hasn't done it properly. I believe that anyone who claims to know what's going on will lie about the little things too.

    I believe in absolute honesty and sensible social lies. I believe in a woman's right to choose, a baby's right to live, that while all human life is sacred there's nothing wrong with the death penalty if you can trust the legal system implicitly, and that no one but a moron would ever trust the legal system.

    I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you're alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it.”
    Neil Gaiman, American Gods


  • #4
    T.S. Eliot
    “April is the cruelest month, breeding
    lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
    memory and desire, stirring
    dull roots with spring rain.”
    T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land


  • #5
    T.S. Eliot
    “Most of the evil in this world is done by people with good intentions.”
    T.S. Eliot


  • #6
    T.S. Eliot
    “Between the idea
    And the reality
    Between the motion
    And the act
    Falls the Shadow”
    T.S. Eliot


  • #7
    W.C. Fields
    “If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.”
    W.C. Fields


  • #8
    W.C. Fields
    “I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.”
    W.C. Fields


  • #9
    W.C. Fields
    “Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer.”
    W.C. Fields


  • #10
    W.C. Fields
    “I don't drink water. Fish fuck in it.”
    W.C. Fields


  • #11
    W.C. Fields
    “If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit.”
    W.C. Fields


  • #12
    W.C. Fields
    “Fell in love with a beautiful blonde once. Drove me to drink. And I never had the decency to thank her.”
    W.C. Fields


  • #13
    W.C. Fields
    “Ah, the patter of little feet around the house. There's nothing like having a midget for a butler. ”
    W.C. Fields


  • #14
    W.C. Fields
    “I always keep some whiskey handy in case I see a snake...which I also keep handy.”
    W.C. Fields


  • #15
    W.C. Fields
    “What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch?”
    W.C. Fields


  • #16
    W.C. Fields
    “If I had to live my life over, I'd live over a saloon.”
    W.C. Fields


  • #17
    Wallace Stevens
    “Reality is a cliché from which we escape by metaphor.”
    Wallace Stevens, The Necessary Angel: Essays on Reality and the Imagination


  • #18
    Wallace Stevens
    “Poetry is an abstraction bloodied.”
    Wallace Stevens


  • #19
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche


  • #20
    Bob Dylan
    “I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.”
    Bob Dylan


  • #21
    Sylvia Plath
    “I felt very still and empty, the way the eye of a tornado must feel, moving dully along in the middle of the surrounding hullabaloo.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar


  • #22
    Rita Mae Brown
    “The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four people is suffering from a mental illness. Look at your 3 best friends. If they're ok, then it's you.”
    Rita Mae Brown


  • #23
    Edgar Allan Poe
    “I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”
    Edgar Allan Poe


  • #24
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche


  • #25
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.”
    Hunter S. Thompson


  • #26
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”
    Hunter S. Thompson


  • #27
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?”
    Hunter S. Thompson


  • #28
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride...and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well...maybe chalk it off to forced conscious expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas


  • #29
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “Some may never live, but the crazy never die.”
    Hunter S. Thompson


  • #30
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “Let us toast to animal pleasures, to escapism, to rain on the roof and instant coffee, to unemployment insurance and library cards, to absinthe and good-hearted landlords, to music and warm bodies and contraceptives... and to the "good life", whatever it is and wherever it happens to be.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman




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