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“Call me Ishmael. Some years ago - never mind how long precisely - having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen, and regulating the circulation. Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off - then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can. This is my substitute for pistol and ball. With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.”
Herman Melville
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William S. Burroughs
“After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say 'I want to see the manager.”
William S. Burroughs, The Adding Machine: Selected Essays

Vladimir Nabokov
“Let all of life be an unfettered howl.”
Vladimir Nabokov

Herman Melville
“Call me Ishmael. Some years ago - never mind how long precisely - having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen, and regulating the circulation. Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off - then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can. This is my substitute for pistol and ball. With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.”
Herman Melville

Brion Gysin
“The poets are supposed to liberate the words – not chain them in phrases. Who told the poets they were supposed to think? Poets are meant to sing and to make words sing. Writers don't own their words. Since when do words belong to anybody? 'Your very own words,' indeed! And who are you?”
Brion Gysin, Brion Gysin Let the Mice In

Ellen DeGeneres
“Stuffed deer heads on walls are bad enough, but it’s worse when you see them wearing dark glasses, having streamers around their necks and a hat on their antlers. Because then you know they were enjoying themselves at a party when they were shot.”
Ellen DeGeneres

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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2011 Reading Challenge
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