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Steve Martin
“Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.”
Steve Martin

Douglas Adams
“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Hermann Hesse
“Whoever wants music instead of noise, joy instead of pleasure, soul instead of gold, creative work instead of business, passion instead of foolery, finds no home in this trivial world of ours.”
Hermann Hesse

Walt Whitman
“O you singer, solitary, singing by yourself—projecting me;
O solitary me, listening—nevermore shall I cease perpetuating you;
Never more shall I escape, never more the reverberations,
Never more the cries of unsatisfied love be absent from me,
Never again leave me to be the peaceful child I was before what there, in the night,
By the sea, under the yellow and sagging moon,
The messenger there arous’d—the fire, the sweet hell within,
The unknown want, the destiny of me.”
Walt Whitman

Pablo Neruda
“I should like to sleep like a cat,
with all the fur of time,
with a tongue rough as flint,
with the dry sex of fire;
and after speaking to no one,
stretch myself over the world,
over roofs and landscapes,
with a passionate desire
to hunt the rats in my dreams.”
Pablo Neruda

17238 Things that make you chuckle — 26 members — last activity Dec 08, 2020 09:05AM
Funny quotes, lines from books you like, musings, bumper stickers, whatever makes you laugh. I would hope that we can keep this light-hearted. If anyt ...more
52105 Mark Twain Bibliophiles — 52 members — last activity May 28, 2012 06:27AM
People who love Twain,and want to read,and discuss him,and don't want to change a single word the man wrote! ...more
13793 Verdict: Life — 8 members — last activity Aug 17, 2010 08:18PM
For those who want to SHARE a POINT of VIEW or a LIFE EXPERIENCE. AMUSING and UPLIFTING stories are always welcome! A bonus if they can relate it to a ...more
25x33 Literature Defined: Is Eric full of crap? — 52 members — last activity Nov 13, 2012 07:54PM
I have been fascinated by many of my friend's comments on why they like or dislike a book. I'm going to throw out a thesis for discussion: That modern ...more
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