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  • #1
    Frank Stanford
    “Baby one night somebody
    Going to strike a match on a tombstone
    And read your name.”
    Frank Stanford, Hidden Water: From the Frank Stanford Archives

  • #2
    Flannery O'Connor
    “Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay. ”
    Flannery O'Connor

  • #3
    Oscar Levant
    “I'm going to memorize your name and throw my head away.”
    Oscar Levant

  • #5
    Jack London
    “The function of man is to live, not to exist.”
    Jack London

  • #5
    Diana Vreeland
    “I once heard someone say, "I shall die very young. How young? I don’t know. Maybe seventy, maybe eighty, maybe ninety. But I shall be very young.”
    Diana Vreeland

  • #6
    Susan Sontag
    “Opinions are like some kind of crust that grows on top of things and you want to kind of peel them off.”
    Susan Sontag

  • #7
    Walt Whitman
    “Unscrew the locks from the doors !
    Unscrew the doors themselves from their jambs ! ”
    Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

  • #8
    Raoul Vaneigem
    “Down with a world in which the guarantee that we will not die of starvation has been purchased with the guarantee that we will die of boredom.”
    Raoul Vaneigem, The Revolution of Everyday Life
    tags: life, work

  • #9
    Henry Miller
    “I had the misfortune to be nourished by the dreams and visions of great Americans -- the poets and seers. Some other breed of man has won out. This world which is in the making fills me with dread. I have seen it germinate; I can read it like a blueprint. It is not a world I want to live in. It is a world suited for monomaniacs obsessed with the idea of progress -- but a false progress, a progress which stinks. It is a world cluttered with useless objects which men and women, in order to be exploited and degraded, are taught to regard as useful. The dreamer whose dreams are non-utilitarian has no place in this world. Whatever does not lend itself to being bought and sold, whether in the realm of things, ideas, principles, dreams or hopes, is debarred. In this world the poet is anathema, the thinker a fool, the artist an escapist, the man of vision a criminal.”
    Henry Miller, The Air-Conditioned Nightmare

  • #10
    Flannery O'Connor
    “Art never responds to the wish to make it democratic; it is not for everybody; it is only for those who are willing to undergo the effort needed to understand it.”
    Flannery O'Connor, Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose

  • #11
    Fran Lebowitz
    “A book is not supposed to be a mirror. It's supposed to be a door.”
    Fran Lebowitz

  • #12
    Edward Bunker
    “Life was precious. Life was all that mattered. Yet it meant nothing if you weren't living as you wanted.”
    Edward Bunker, No Beast So Fierce

  • #13
    Virginia Woolf
    “I don't believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one's aspect to the sun. ”
    Virginia Woolf
    tags: age

  • #14
    Norman Mailer
    “A criminal will never forgive you for preventing them from committing the crime that is really in their heart.”
    Norman Mailer

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