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  • #1
    Tom Waits
    “it ain't no sin, to take off your skin and dance around in your bones”
    Tom Waits


  • #2
    Tom Robbins
    “It's never too late to have a happy childhood.”
    Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker


  • #3
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “I’ve met God across his long walnut desk with his diplomas hanging on the wall behind him, and God asks me, “Why?”
    Why did I cause so much pain?
    Didn’t I realize that each of us is a sacred, unique snowflake of special unique specialness?
    Can’t I see how we’re all manifestations of love?
    I look at God behind his desk, taking notes on a pad, but God’s got this all wrong.
    We are not special.
    We are not crap or trash, either.
    We just are.
    We just are, and what happens just happens.
    And God says, “No, that’s not right.”
    Yeah. Well. Whatever. You can’t teach God anything.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


  • #4
    Tom Waits
    “Well you say that it's gospel,
    But I know that it's only church.”
    Tom Waits


  • #5
    Tom Waits
    “You can learn a lot about a woman by getting smashed with her.”
    Tom Waits


  • #6
    Tom Waits
    “A gentleman is someone who can play the accordion, but doesn't.”
    Tom Waits


  • #7
    Tom Waits
    “Well, it's either kiss me or kill me, that's how I see it.”
    Tom Waits


  • #8
    Tom Waits
    “Champagne for my real friends and real pain for my sham friends.”
    Tom Waits


  • #9
    Tom Waits
    “I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things.”
    Tom Waits


  • #10
    Brian Andreas
    “He loved her for almost everything she was & she decided that was enough to let him stay for a very long time.”
    Brian Andreas


  • #11
    Tom Waits
    “I've lost my equilibrium, my car keys, and my pride.”
    Tom Waits


  • #12
    Tom Waits
    “I've seen it all through the yellow windows of the evening train... ”
    Tom Waits


  • #13
    Tom Waits
    “but it's so hard to dance that way when it's cold and there's no music.”
    Tom Waits


  • #14
    Tom Waits
    “and when they pulled her from the wreck, you know, she still had on her shades”
    Tom Waits


  • #15
    Tom Robbins
    “Just because you're naked doesn't mean you're sexy. Just because you're cynical doesn't mean you're cool.”
    Tom Robbins


  • #16
    Tom Robbins
    “You risked your life, but what else have you ever risked? Have you risked disapproval? Have you ever risked economic security? Have you ever risked a belief? I see nothing particularly courageous about risking one's life. So you lose it, you go to your hero's heaven and everything is milk and honey 'til the end of time. Right? You get your reward and suffer no earthly consequences. That's not courage. Real courage is risking something that might force you to rethink your thoughts and suffer change and stretch consciousness. Real courage is risking one's clichés.”
    Tom Robbins, Another Roadside Attraction


  • #17
    Tom Robbins
    “As a child, I was an imaginary playmate.”
    Tom Robbins


  • #18
    Tom Robbins
    “Are You Ready for New Urban Fragrances?

    Yeah, I guess I'm ready, but listen:

    Perfume is a disguise. Since the middle ages, we have worn masks of fruit and flowers in order to conceal from ourselves the meaty essence of our humanity. We appreciate the sexual attractant of the rose, the ripeness of the orange, more than we honor our own ripe carnality.

    Now today we want to perfume our cities, as well; to replace their stinging fumes of disturbed fossils' sleep with the scent of gardens and orchards. Yet, humans are not bees any more than they are blossoms. If we must pull an olfactory hood over our urban environment, let it be of a different nature.

    I want to travel on a train that smells like snowflakes.

    I want to sip in cafes that smell like comets.

    Under the pressure of my step, I want the streets to emit the precise odor of a diamond necklace.

    I want the newspapers I read to smell like the violins left in pawnshops by weeping hobos on Christmas Eve.

    I want to carry luggage that reeks of the neurons in Einstein's brain.

    I want a city's gases to smell like the golden belly hairs of the gods.

    And when I gaze at a televised picture of the moon, I want to detect, from a distance of 239,000 miles, the aroma of fresh mozzarella.”
    Tom Robbins, Wild Ducks Flying Backward


  • #19
    Tom Robbins
    “Minds were made for blowing.”
    Tom Robbins, Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas


  • #20
    Tom Robbins
    “His voice wore no pants.”
    Tom Robbins


  • #21
    Tom Robbins
    “That's the way the mind works: the brain is genetically disposed towards organization, yet if not controlled, will link even the most imagerial fragment to another on the flimsiest pretense and in the most freewheeling manner, as if it takes a kind of organic pleasure in creative association, without regards to logic or chronological sequence.”
    Tom Robbins


  • #22
    Tom Robbins
    “red hair is caused by sugar and lust.”
    Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker


  • #23
    Tom Robbins
    “For them not to have fucked then and there would have required such a reversal of the laws of nature as to cause Newton to spin in his coffin and NASA to discontinue the space program.”
    Tom Robbins, Villa Incognito


  • #24
    Tom Robbins
    “In the beginning was the thing. And one thing led to another.”
    Tom Robbins, Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas


  • #25
    Tom Robbins
    “Serious reading is hardly a social activity and every halfway serious reader is perpetually subject to a form of coitus interruptus. Family members or friends who lack the desire, the courage, or the opportunity to burst in on you when there's some indication that you could be sexually entwined will seldom hesitate to interject themselves between you and a page, even though the act of reading is often as intimate and intense as a full-fledged carnal embrace.”
    Tom Robbins


  • #26
    Tom Robbins
    “O tequila, savage water of sorcery, what confusion and mischief your sly, rebellious drops do generate”
    Tom Robbins


  • #27
    Tom Robbins
    “The first thunderstorm of the season was in the dressing room, donning its black robes and its necklace of hailstones, strapping on its electrical sword.”
    Tom Robbins, Skinny Legs and All


  • #28
    Tom Robbins
    “What an electric heater perched upon the rim of the bathtub of the world that dead Jesus was.”
    Tom Robbins, Another Roadside Attraction


  • #29
    Tom Robbins
    “Matters are very seldom all black or white. They can even be both at the same time - The Beer Fairy”
    Tom Robbins, B Is for Beer


  • #30
    Tom Robbins
    “If complexity doesn't beat you, paradox will.”
    Tom Robbins, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues & My Own Private Idaho




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