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Oscar Wilde
“Of course to one so modern as I am, `Enfant de mon siècle,’ merely to look at the world will be always lovely. I tremble with pleasure when I think that on the very day of my leaving prison both the laburnum and the lilac will be blooming in the gardens, and that I shall see the wind stir into restless beauty the swaying gold of the one, and make the other toss the pale purple of its plumes, so that all the air shall be Arabia for me. Linnaeus fell on his knees and wept for joy when he saw for the first time the long heath of some English upland made yellow with the tawny aromatic brooms of the common furze; and I know that for me, to whom flowers are part of desire, there are tears waiting in the petals of some rose. It has always been so with me from my boyhood. There is not a single colour hidden away in the chalice of a flower, or the curve of a shell, to which, by some subtle sympathy with the very soul of things, my nature does not answer. Like Gautier, I have always been one of those ‘pour qui le monde visible existe.”
Oscar Wilde, De Profundis and Other Writings

Oscar Wilde
“I made art a philosophy, and philosophy an art: I altered the minds of men, and the colour of things: I awoke the imagination of my century so that it created myth and legend around me: I summed up all things in a phrase, all existence in an epigram: whatever I touched I made beautiful”
Oscar Wilde, De Profundis and Other Writings

Emma Donoghue
“In the world I notice persons are nearly always stressed and have no time. Even Grandma often says that, but she and Steppa don't have jobs, so I don't know how persons with jobs do the jobs and all the living as well. In Room me and Ma had time for everything. I guess the time gets spread very thin like butter over all the world, the roads and houses and playgrounds and stores, so there's only a little smear of time on each place, then everyone has to hurry on to the next bit.

Also everywhere I'm looking at kids, adults mostly don't seem to like them, not even the parents do. They call the kids gorgeous and so cute, they make the kids do the thing all over again so they can take a photo, but they don't want to actually play with them, they'd rather drink coffee talking to other adults. Sometimes there's a small kid crying and the Ma of it doesn't even hear.”
Emma Donoghue, Room

Kurt Vonnegut
“He is in a constant state of stage fright, he says, because he never knows what part of his life he is going to have to act in next”
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

Richard Siken
“Tell me about the dream where we pull the bodies out of the lake
                                                                                and dress them in warm clothes again.
          How it was late, and no one could sleep, the horses running
until they forget that they are horses.
                    It’s not like a tree where the roots have to end somewhere,
          it’s more like a song on a policeman’s radio,
                              how we rolled up the carpet so we could dance, and the days
were bright red, and every time we kissed there was another apple
                                                                                                                        to slice into pieces.
Look at the light through the windowpane. That means it’s noon, that means
          we're inconsolable.
                                                            Tell me how all this, and love too, will ruin us.
These, our bodies, possessed by light.
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Caught (Drama)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:34PM
Description: A rather corny but experimental piece that I wrote a very long time ago.
Oh, Look! (Poetry)
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Description: A very experimental poetry with a philosophical view on our mind.
Busy (Poetry)
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Description: Wrote this in this mist of all exams. Interpret it as you wish. I have myself already recieved four different interpretations :)
To Suffocate (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:34PM
Description: Something I wrote quiet some time ago. I have no idea what posessed me to write it, it just happened. It's also a bit cheesy but if you understand it all, then you will get the point of it (such as the ending).
Rain (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:34PM
Description: Another experimental piece that I wrote several years ago but this one about rain.
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