“Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it. Those who do not do it, think of it as a cousin of stamp collecting, a sister of the trophy cabinet, bastard of a sound bank account and a weak mind.”
“Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heartache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Every man, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. there is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, only to discover what is already there.”
“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”
“My mission in life is to make everybody as uneasy as possible. I think we should all be as uneasy as possible, because that's what the world is like.”
The Practioner (Poetry)
1 chapters — updated Mar 29, 2010 04:34PMDescription: A moment of self examination. Can I handle my liquor and unnatural bedtime like I did before I procreated.
Re: Lost Umbrella Shaped Cookies (Poetry)
1 chapters — updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PMDescription: I got a freakin' awesome umbrella shaped cookie cutter for xmas. I made sugar cookies shaped like umbrellas and they have disappeared. It's been over a month now. Did the dogs eat them? Did I misplace them? This is one of many poems about odd things that happen in my kitchen.
Miso Saturday (Poetry)
1 chapters — updated Mar 29, 2010 04:32PMDescription: How happy and content I can and prefer to be on a Saturday
1 chapters — updated Mar 29, 2010 04:32PMDescription: Description of the aftermath of my epic haircut
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