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“Emotions, moods, impulses, ebb and flow with the tide of my life. Tidal waves, at times, in a bipolar mind.”
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Ulysses by James Joyce
“INELUCTABLE MODALITY OF THE VISIBLE: AT LEAST THAT IF NO MORE, thought through my eyes. Signatures of all things I am here to read, seaspawn and seawrack, the nearing tide, that rusty boot. Snotgreen, bluesilver, rust: coloured signs. Limits of the diaphane. But he adds: in bodies. Then he was aware of them bodies before of them coloured. How? By knocking his sconce against them, sure. Go easy. Bald he was and a millionaire, maestro di color che sanno. Limit of the diaphane in. Why in? Diaphane, adiaphane. If you can put your five fingers through it, it is a gate, if not a door. Shut your eyes and see.

Stephen closed his eyes to hear his boots crush crackling wrack and shells. You are walking through it howsomever. I am, a stride at a time. A very short space of time through very short times of space. Five, six: the nacheinander. Exactly: and that is the ineluctable modality of the audible. Open your eyes. No. Jesus! If I fell over a cliff that beetles o'er his base, fell through the n
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The Hare With Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal
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Utopia Parkway by Deborah Solomon
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Art and Visual Perception by Rudolf Arnheim
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Gautama Buddha
“With our thoughts we make the world.”
Gautama Buddha

Jack London
“You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”
Jack London

Philip K. Dick
“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.”
Philip K. Dick, I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon

Arthur Schopenhauer
“Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.”
Arthur Schopenhauer

Albert Einstein
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
Albert Einstein

Poems (Poetry)
5 chapters   —   updated Nov 01, 2014 11:11PM
Description: free verse
Twilight Series Parodies (Humor)
5 chapters   —   updated Mar 07, 2010 04:23PM
Description: This is a series of parodies as if the Twilight Series had been written by different authors with distinctive prose styles.
Keeping Ferrets in Their Cage (Humor)
1 chapters   —   updated Feb 04, 2010 06:25PM
Description: "Keeping Ferrets in Their Cage" is a humorous diatribe.
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