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Book cover for Moon of the Crusted Snow
“The world isn’t ending,” she went on. “Our world isn’t ending. It already ended. It ended when the Zhaagnaash came into our original home down south on that bay and took it from us. That was our world. When the Zhaagnaash cut down all the ...more
Carmen Maria Machado
“It’s not being radical to point out that people on the fringe have to be better than people in the mainstream, that they have twice as much to prove. In trying to get people to see your humanity, you reveal just that: your humanity. Your fundamentally problematic nature. All the unique and terrible ways in which people can, and do, fail.”
Carmen Maria Machado, In the Dream House

Zaman Ali
“A society without democracy is a society of slaves and fools.”
Zaman Ali, ZAMANISM Wealth of the People

Zaman Ali
“No one should need to be big enough to destroy others and all of us must have to be powerful and resourceful enough to protect ourselves.”
Zaman Ali, ZAMANISM Wealth of the People

Zaman Ali
“One can only describe the human but can never define it because humans are complex in their nature.”
Zaman Ali, HUMANITY Understanding Reality and Inquiring Good

Charles Bukowski
“Beasts bounding through time.

Van Gogh writing his brother for paints
Hemingway testing his shotgun
Celine going broke as a doctor of medicine
the impossibility of being human
Villon expelled from Paris for being a thief
Faulkner drunk in the gutters of his town
the impossibility of being human
Burroughs killing his wife with a gun
Mailer stabbing his
the impossibility of being human
Maupassant going mad in a rowboat
Dostoevsky lined up against a wall to be shot
Crane off the back of a boat into the propeller
the impossibility
Sylvia with her head in the oven like a baked potato
Harry Crosby leaping into that Black Sun
Lorca murdered in the road by the Spanish troops
the impossibility
Artaud sitting on a madhouse bench
Chatterton drinking rat poison
Shakespeare a plagiarist
Beethoven with a horn stuck into his head against deafness
the impossibility the impossibility
Nietzsche gone totally mad
the impossibility of being human
all too human
this breathing
in and out
out and in
these punks
these cowards
these champions
these mad dogs of glory

moving this little bit of light toward
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense

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