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  • #1
    Antonin Artaud
    “For nothing bestializes a being like the taste for eternal happiness, the search for eternal happiness at any price, and mademoiselle Lucifer is that slut who never wanted to abandon eternal happiness.”
    Antonin Artaud


  • #2
    Charles Bukowski
    “each man's hell is in a different place:
    mine is just up and behind
    my ruined face.”
    Charles Bukowski


  • #3
    Antonin Artaud
    “How hard is it, when everything encourages us to sleep, though we may look about us with conscious, clinging eyes, to wake and yet look about us as in a dream, with eyes that no longer know their function and whose gaze is turned inward.”
    Antonin Artaud, The Theater and Its Double


  • #4
    William Shakespeare
    “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
    William Shakespeare, Hamlet


  • #5
    Jack Kerouac
    “What's in store for me in the direction I don't take?”
    Jack Kerouac


  • #6
    Neal Cassady
    “The time has come, everybody lie down so you won't get hurt when the sun bursts.”
    Neal Cassady, The First Third


  • #7
    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


  • #8
    Charles Bukowski
    “you've got to burn
    straight up and down
    and then maybe sidewise
    for a while
    and have your guts
    scrambled by a
    bully
    and the demonic
    ladies,
    you've got to run
    along the edge of
    madness
    teetering,
    you've got to starve
    like a winter
    alleycat,
    you've go to live
    with the imbecility
    of at least a dozen
    cities,
    then maybe
    maybe
    maybe
    you might know
    where you are
    for a tiny
    blinking
    moment.”
    Charles Bukowski, Bone Palace Ballet


  • #9
    Jack Kerouac
    “I like too many things and get all confused and hung-up running from one falling star to another till i drop. This is the night, what it does to you. I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.”
    Jack Kerouac


  • #10
    Arthur Rimbaud
    “I'm intact, and I don't give a damn.”
    Arthur Rimbaud


  • #11
    William Shakespeare
    “To be, or not to be: that is the question:
    Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
    The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
    Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
    And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;
    No more; and by a sleep to say we end
    The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
    That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation
    Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep;
    To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub;
    For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
    When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
    Must give us pause: there's the respect
    That makes calamity of so long life;
    For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
    The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely,
    The pangs of despised love, the law's delay,
    The insolence of office and the spurns
    That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
    When he himself might his quietus make
    With a bare bodkin? who would fardels bear,
    To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
    But that the dread of something after death,
    The undiscover'd country from whose bourn
    No traveller returns, puzzles the will
    And makes us rather bear those ills we have
    Than fly to others that we know not of?
    Thus conscience does make cowards of us all;
    And thus the native hue of resolution
    Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought,
    And enterprises of great pith and moment
    With this regard their currents turn awry,
    And lose the name of action.--Soft you now!
    The fair Ophelia! Nymph, in thy orisons
    Be all my sins remember'd!”
    William Shakespeare, Hamlet


  • #12
    Albert Camus
    “I feel like getting married, or committing suicide, or subscribing to L'Illustration. Something desperate, you know.”
    Albert Camus, A Happy Death


  • #13
    Albert Camus
    “What really counted was the possibility of escape, a leap of freedom, out of the implacable ritual, a wild run for it that would give whatever chance for hope there was. Of course, hope meant being cut down on some street corner, as you ran like mad, by a random bullet. But when I really thought it through, nothing was going to allow me such a luxury. Everything was against it; I would just be caught up in the machinery again.”
    Albert Camus, The Stranger


  • #14
    Jack Kerouac
    “Better to sleep in an uncomfortable bed free, than sleep in a comfortable bed unfree.”
    Jack Kerouac, On the Road


  • #15
    Neal Cassady
    “Sometimes I sits and thinks. Other times I sits and drinks, but mostly I just sits.”
    Neal Cassady, The First Third


  • #16
    Albert Camus
    “You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”
    Albert Camus


  • #17
    Albert Camus
    “Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?”
    Albert Camus


  • #18
    Albert Camus
    “The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”
    Albert Camus


  • #19
    Albert Camus
    “When the soul suffers too much, it develops a taste for misfortune.”
    Albert Camus, The First Man


  • #20
    Albert Camus
    “Always go too far, because that's where you'll find the truth”
    Albert Camus


  • #21
    Albert Camus
    “I had only a little time left and I didn't want to waste it on God.”
    Albert Camus, L'Étranger


  • #22
    Albert Camus
    “What is a rebel? A man who says no.”
    Albert Camus


  • #23
    Albert Camus
    “What is called a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying.”
    Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays


  • #24
    Jack Kerouac
    “I feel guilty for being a member of the human race.”
    Jack Kerouac, Big Sur


  • #25
    Jim Morrison
    “I like people who shake other people up and make them feel uncomfortable.”
    Jim Morrison, Eyes: Poetry, 1967-1971


  • #26
    Jim Morrison
    “I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.”
    Jim Morrison


  • #27
    Jim Morrison
    “Death makes angels of us all and gives us wings where we had shoulders round as ravens claws.”
    Jim Morrison


  • #28
    Jim Morrison
    “We're reaching for death
    on the end of a candle
    We're trying for something
    that's already found us”
    Jim Morrison


  • #29
    Jim Morrison
    “I've noticed that when people are joking they're usually dead serious, and when they're serious, they're usually pretty funny.”
    Jim Morrison


  • #30
    Jim Morrison
    “I believe in a long, prolonged, derangement of the senses in order to obtain the unknown.”
    Jim Morrison




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