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  • #1
    Tom Robbins
    “Suppose neutral angels were able to talk, Yahweh and Lucifer – God and Satan, to use their popular titles – into settling out of court. What would be the terms of the compromise? Specifically, how would they divide the assets of their early kingdom?

    Would God be satisfied the loaves and fishes and itty-bitty thimbles of Communion wine, while Satan to have the red-eye gravy, eighteen-ounce New York Stakes, and buckets of chilled champagne? Would God really accept twice-a-month lovemaking for procreative purposes and give Satan the all night, no-holds-barred, nasty “can’t-get-enough-of-you” hot-as-hell-fucks?

    Think about it. Would Satan get New Orleans, Bangkok, and the French Riviera and God get Salt Lake City? Satan get ice hockey, God get horseshoes? God get bingo, Satan get stud poker? Satan get LSD; God, Prozac? God get Neil Simon; Satan Oscar Wilde?”
    Tom Robbins

  • #2
    Tom Robbins
    “The enemy of the black is not the white. The enemy of capitalist is not communist, the enemy of homosexual is not heterosexual, the enemy of Jew is not Arab, the enemy of youth is not the old, the enemy of hip is not redneck, the enemy of Chicano is not gringo and the enemy of women is not men. We all have the same enemy. The enemy is the tyranny of the dull mind. The enemy is every expert who practices technocratic manipulation, the enemy is every proponent of standardization and the enemy is every victim who is so dull and lazy and weak as to allow himself to be manipulated and standardized.”
    Tom Robbins

  • #3
    Tom Robbins
    “As a child, I was an imaginary playmate.”
    Tom Robbins

  • #4
    Tom Robbins
    “Death is simple. Life is messy. Give me life, the more complicated the better.”
    Tom Robbins

  • #5
    Tom Robbins
    “The world is a wonderfully weird place, consensual reality is significantly flawed, no institution can be trusted, certainty is a mirage, security a delusion, and the tyranny of the dull mind forever threatens -- but our lives are not as limited as we think they are, all things are possible, laughter is holier than piety, freedom is sweeter than fame, and in the end it's love and love alone that really matters.”
    Tom Robbins

  • #6
    Maurice Sendak
    “. . .from their earliest years children live on familiar terms with disrupting emotions, fear and anxiety are an intrinsic part of their everyday lives, they continually cope with frustrations as best they can. And it is through fantasy that children achieve catharsis. It is the best means they have for taming Wild Things.”
    Maurice Sendak

  • #7
    Maurice Sendak
    “You cannot write for children. They're much too complicated. You can only write books that are of interest to them. ”
    Maurice Sendak

  • #8
    Oh, please don't go—we'll eat you up—we love you so!
    “Oh, please don't go—we'll eat you up—we love you so!”
    Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are

  • #9
    Maurice Sendak
    “And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!”
    Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are

  • #10
    Maurice Sendak
    “There must be more to life than having everything!”
    Maurice Sendak, Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life

  • #11
    Maurice Sendak
    “And Max, the king of all wild things, was lonely and wanted to be where someone loved him best of all.”
    Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are
    tags: love

  • #12
    Maurice Sendak
    “Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, “Dear Jim: I loved your card.” Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, “Jim loved your card so much he ate it.” That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received. He didn’t care that it was an original Maurice Sendak drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.”
    Maurice Sendak

  • #13
    Maurice Sendak
    “I think it is unnatural to think that there is such a thing as a blue-sky, white-clouded happy childhood for anybody. Childhood is a very, very tricky business of surviving it. Because if one thing goes wrong or anything goes wrong, and usually something goes wrong, then you are compromised as a human being. You're going to trip over that for a good part of your life.”
    Maurice Sendak

  • #14
    Maurice Sendak
    “there is no such thing as fantasy unrelated to reality”
    Maurice Sendak

  • #15
    Maurice Sendak
    “Let the wild rumpus start!”
    Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are

  • #16
    Joseph Campbell
    “The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure ”
    Joseph Campbell

  • #17
    Dwight D. Eisenhower
    “Never let yourself be persuaded that any one Great Man, any one leader, is necessary to the salvation of America. When America consists of one leader and 158 million followers, it will no longer be America.”
    Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • #18
    Dwight D. Eisenhower
    “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.”
    Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • #19
    J.M. Barrie
    “Nonsense. Young boys should never be sent to bed. They always wake up a day older, and then before you know it, they're grown.”
    J.M. Barrie

  • #20
    Maurice Sendak
    “I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can't stop them. They leave me and I love them more.”
    Maurice Sendak

  • #21
    Gustave Flaubert
    “I tried to discover, in the rumor of forests and waves, words that other men could not hear, and I pricked up my ears to listen to the revelation of their harmony.”
    Gustave Flaubert, November

  • #22
    Gustave Flaubert
    “Maybe happiness too is a metaphor invented on a day of boredom”
    Gustave Flaubert, November

  • #23
    Gustave Flaubert
    “There comes a point at which you stop writing and think all the more”
    Gustave Flaubert, November

  • #24
    Virginia Woolf
    “Nothing thicker than a knife's blade separates happiness from melancholy.”
    Virginia Woolf, Orlando

  • #25
    Virginia Woolf
    “I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in.”
    Virginia Woolf

  • #26
    Virginia Woolf
    “I have lost friends, some by death...others by sheer inability to cross the street.”
    Virginia Woolf

  • #27
    Virginia Woolf
    “Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others.”
    Virginia Woolf

  • #28
    Virginia Woolf
    “Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.”
    Virginia Woolf

  • #29
    Virginia Woolf
    “There was a star riding through clouds one night, & I said to the star, 'Consume me'.”
    Virginia Woolf, The Waves

  • #30
    Virginia Woolf
    “I am rooted, but I flow.”
    Virginia Woolf



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