"I’ve always been interested in people, but I’ve never liked them."
"It is necessary to fall in love, if only to provide an alibi for all the random despair you are going to feel anyway."
"It is the second job of literature to create myth. But its first job is to destroy it."
"We live in an unsacrosanct moment in history. Insurrection is certainly not the sum total of human experience. But history today, with all its storm and strife, compels us to say that rebellion is one of the essential dimensions of man. It is our historic reality. Unless we choose to ignore reality, we must find our values in it. Is it possible to find a rule of conduct outside the realm of religion and its absolute values? That is the question raised by rebellion."
"And I know Fuck is a bad word, but it sounds so good.
Good, like flipping off the preacher
whenever he forgets that Eve was Adam’s teacher,
‘cause apples are fucking healthy you patriarchal piece of shit."
Andrea Gibson [x]
"She’s got the whole dark forest living inside of her."
“The essential experience: the body sensing itself existing; the mind going its own way.”
—Charles Simic, from “A Clear and Open Place” in The Uncertain Certainty: Interviews, Essays, and Notes on Poetry (The University of Michigan Press, 1988)
"If you are caught in another man’s dream, you are lost."
Giles Deleuze (via fuckyeahexistentialism)
"Isn’t there a curious elegance in how one moment passes into another?"
Stephen Dunn (via apoetreflects)