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  • #1
    Ernest Hemingway
    “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #2
    Dylan Thomas
    “Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”
    Dylan Thomas, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

  • #3
    William S. Burroughs
    “A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on. A psychotic is a guy who's just found out what's going on.”
    William S. Burroughs

  • #4
    Charles Bukowski
    “The trouble with these people is that their cities have never been bombed and their mothers have never been told to shut up.”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #5
    Flannery O'Connor
    “The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”
    Flannery O'Connor

  • #6
    T.S. Eliot
    “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”
    T.S. Eliot

  • #7
    Graham Greene
    “I hate you, God. I hate you as though you actually exist.”
    Graham Greene, The End of the Affair
    tags: god, hate

  • #8
    Charles Bukowski
    “Do you hate people?”

    “I don't hate them...I just feel better when they're not around.”
    Charles Bukowski, Barfly

  • #9
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.”
    Hunter S. Thompson

  • #10
    Ernest Hemingway
    “I drink to make other people more interesting.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #11
    Benjamin Franklin
    “In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria.”
    Benjamin Franklin

  • #12
    Gore Vidal
    “Write something, even if it's just a suicide note. ”
    Gore Vidal

  • #13
    Allen Ginsberg
    “Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.”
    Allen Ginsberg

  • #14
    Dylan Thomas
    “Though lovers be lost, love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.”
    Dylan Thomas

  • #15
    Ray Bradbury
    “You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”
    Ray Bradbury

  • #16
    Dylan Thomas
    “A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape of the universe, helps to extend everyone's knowledge of himself and the world around him.”
    Dylan Thomas

  • #17
    W.B. Yeats
    “For he would be thinking of love
    Till the stars had run away
    And the shadows eaten the moon.”
    W.B. Yeats, Selected Poems and Four Plays

  • #18
    J.G. Ballard
    “Civilised life, you know, is based on a huge number of illusions in which we all collaborate willingly. The trouble is we forget after a while that they are illusions and we are deeply shocked when reality is torn down around us.”
    J.G. Ballard

  • #19
    Vladimir Nabokov
    “It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.”
    Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

  • #20
    Gore Vidal
    “Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.”
    Gore Vidal, Screening History

  • #21
    Arthur  Graham
    “Florida was like a pathetic, flaccid cock unable to
    work it up. Meanwhile, Cuba sat waiting like a big, wet
    pussy, not even a hundred miles out.”
    Arthur Graham

  • #22
    Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another What! You
    “Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”
    C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

  • #23
    H.P. Lovecraft
    “Almost nobody dances sober, unless they happen to be insane.”
    H.P. Lovecraft

  • #24
    Edgar Allan Poe
    “I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”
    Edgar Allan Poe

  • #25
    Charles Bukowski
    “For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can't readily accept the God formula, the big answers don't remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #26
    H.P. Lovecraft
    “The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of the infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.”
    H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

  • #27
    Edgar Allan Poe
    “Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”
    Edgar Allan Poe, Eleonora

  • #28
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

  • #29
    Henry David Thoreau
    “Dreams are the touchstones of our characters.”
    Henry David Thoreau

  • #30
    Franz Kafka
    “A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.”
    Franz Kafka



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