How to make my okcupid profile more labyrinthine.
That patient merit of the unworthy takes.
Why all beauty is sad.
Things I like about America: coktails, the Velvet Underground, Ezra
Pound. Things I hate about America: Mock-freedom, the world's most
narcissistic religion, police state dressed up as a
If I would pass a Voight-kampff test.
The ending sentence of Roadside Picnic.
"No excess is absurd." -Jean Cocteau.
“The future is already here. It’s just unevenly distributed.” -
"For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror, which we are
still just able to endure,
and we are so awed because it serenely disdains to annihilate
Every angel is terrifying." -Rilke
“I have cultivated my hysteria with pleasure and terror.”
"I just like trains more than people."
"PRAISE OF YSOLT
In vain I have striven,
to teach my heart to bow ;
In vain I have said to him
"There be many singers greater than thou."
But his answer cometh, as winds and as lutany,
As a vague crying upon the night
That leaveth me no rest, saying ever,
"Song, a song."
Their echos play upon each other in the twilight
Seeking ever a song.
Lo, I am worn with travail
And the wandering of many roads hath made my eyes
As dark red circles filled with dust.
Yet there is a trembling upon me in the twilight,
And little red elf words crying "A song,"
Little grey elf words crying for a song,
Little brown leaf words crying "A song,"
Little green leaf words crying for a song.
The words are as leaves, old brown leaves in the
Blowing they know not whither, seeking a song
White words as snow flakes but they are cold,
Moss words, lips words, words of slow steams.
In vain I have striven
To teach my soul to bow,
In vain I pled with him:
"There be greater souls than thou."
For in the morn of my years there came a woman
As moon light calling,
As the moon causen the tides
"Song, a song"
Where I made her a song and she went from me
As the moon doth from the sea,
Nut still came the leaf words, little brown elf words
Saying "The Soul sendeth us."
"A song, a song!"
And in vain I cried unto them "I have no song
For she I sang of hath gone from me."
But my soul sent a woman, a woman of the wonderolk,
A woman as fire upon the pine woods
crying "A song, a song."
As the flame crieth unto the sap.
My song was ablaze with her and she went from me
As flame leaveth the embers so went she unto new
And the words were with me
crying ever "Song, a song."
And I "I have no song,"
Till my soul sent a woman as the sun :
Yea as the sun calleth to the seed,
As the spring upon the bough
So is she that cometh, mother of songs,
She that holdeth the wonder words within her eyes
The words, little elf words
that call ever unto me
"Song, a song."
In vain have I striven with my soul
to teach my soul to bow.
What soul boweth
while in his heart art thou?"
"I drink to make other people more interesting." -Hemingway.
"I looked down into the snake-pit and all the snakes looked up and
said 'Brother'!" -Lilian, a patient, on hug therapy (Source: Adam
"No one exists on purpose, no one belongs anywhere, everybody is
going to die." -Some TV show.
""One can't write a weird story of real power without perfect
psychological detachment from the human scene, and a magic prism of
imagination which suffuses them and style alike with that
grotesquerie and disquieting distortion characteristic of morbid
vision. Only a cynic can create horror—for behind every masterpiece
of the sort must reside a driving daemonic force that despises the
human race and its illusions, and longs to pull them to pieces and
mock them." -Lovecraft
"Finance capital as identified with banking capital has always been
the target of pseudo-socialist movements, movements that never
dared to touch the foundations of capitalist society but rather
sought a reform that would break the poisonous teeth off the
capitalist system and direct the deep resentment of the masses
against exploitation toward certain concrete symbols. Whether the
chosen symbol is John Pierpont Morgan or a Jewish banker is
immaterial." -Franz L Neuman
"I think you have very classy breasts." -Masculine Feminine
"In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to
sleep under bridges, beg in the streets and steal loaves of
bread."- Anatole France
"I know what's wrong with this show." "What?" "The seats face the
stage." -Statler and Waldorf on life.
"Despite all the complications, you could just dance to the rock
"There is too much there there, there's not enough nothing." -John
Cage, "Ten Thousand Things"
"But that girl used to put glue in her hair and jump on the bed and
taste like grape candy. And how do you get over that?" -King
"Aspiration is the truth of freedom, and of us. You and I are
adventurers of the dreamscape." -New Age Generator
"Wisdom is dead. Long live information." -Mason Cooley.
"Cards against humanity; a game designed to make you feel witty by
drawing cards." -Errant Signal.
“If you think this Universe is bad, you should see some of the
others.” -Philip K Dick.
"I'm confident I can whoop all of them. This ain't nothing new, my
energy's been confident. You're trying to make it look like this is
something new, I'm always confident I can whoop all of em."
"You're being extremely truculent."
"Whatever truculent means, that's good. I'm that." -Mohamed
"In summa: my lonesomeness, which, as on very high mountains, often
made it hard for me to breathe and make my blood rush out, is now
at least a twosomeness..." -Nietzsche.
“Better to sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunk Christian.”
"An eye for an eye. A petty insult for a petty insult." -Something
I said in a dream once.
"Even damnation is poisoned with rainbows." -Leonard Cohen.
"You can only do so much, then you're at the mercy of fortune."
"Honour thy mistake as a hidden intention." -Brian Eno.
"the illumination for the room came from a pole lamp into which he
had screwed nothing but spot lamps, which shone day and night, so
as to abolish time for him and his friends. He liked that; he liked
to get rid of time. By doing that he could concentrate on important
things without interruption." -A Scanner Darkly
"Money is a sign of poverty" -Ian Banks.
"If I happen to love the world, it's a naive
violent sensual love, just as I
hated it when I was a confused
adolescent and its bourgeois evils
wounded my bourgeois self..." -Pasolini
"I don't know why you're on Mars, but whatever the reason for going
to Mars is, I'm glad you're there and I wish I was with you." -Carl
"I do feel like a meal ready to eat for vampires with this job."
"Forget nothing, and think many things of it." -Welcome to the
"Capital punishment -- Them without the capital get the
punishment." -John Arthur Spenkelink (Last words of the first
person to be executed in Florida)
"It's a world where you're judged by what you say and think, not by
what you look like. A world where curiosity and imagination equals
"All men will be sailors then, until the sea shall free them."
"I'll tell you about the mermaid
Sheds swimmable tail Gets legs for dancing
Sings like the sea with a choked throat
Knives straight up her spine
Lancing every step
There is a price
There is a price
For every gift
And all advice " -Adrienne Rich
"[The proletariat] stands for the idea that the ultimate
emancipatory subjects are those who are members of a community or
state but who don’t have a determinate place or identity within
"I am a communist. The difference between myself and a Bolshevik is
that I want to turn everyone into an aristocrat whereas he wants to
turn everyone into a proletarian." -Adolf Loos.
"Q: How many Indy Rock hipsters does it take to screw in a light
A: *sigh* I have this joke on vinyl."
" However, protected by an unseen Angel,
The outcast child is enrapt by the sun,
And in all that [the poet] eats, in everything he drinks,
He finds sweet ambrosia and rubiate nectar.
He cavorts with the wind, converses with the clouds,
And singing, transported, goes the way of the cross;
And the Angel who follows him on pilgrimage
Weeps to see him as carefree as a bird." -Baudelaire
"Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow
is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only
different kinds of good weather." John Ruskin
"To the poet, to the philosopher, to the saint, all things are
friendly and sacred, all events profitable, all days holy, all men
"I like to have quinoa for dinner, it's something I have, just
about every chance I get." -David Lynch.
"If our gods and hopes are nothing but scientific phenomena, then
it must be said that our love is scientific as well." -The Future
“Getting drunk was good. I decided that I would always like getting
drunk. It took away the obvious and maybe if you could get away
from the obvious often enough, you wouldn’t become obvious
" Why should a lobster be any more ridiculous than a dog? ...or a
cat, or a gazelle, or a lion, or any other animal that one chooses
to take for a walk? I have a liking for lobsters. They are
peaceful, serious creatures. They know the secrets of the sea, they
don't bark, and they don't gnaw upon one's monadic privacy like
dogs do. And Goethe had an aversion to dogs, and he wasn't mad."
"To live alone one must be a beast or a god, says Aristotle.
Leaving out the third case: one must be both — a philosopher."
-Nietzsche, "The Gay Science"
"Wisdom is the enemy of the real." -Zizek.
"But suddenly I viddied that thinking was for the gloopy ones and
that the oomny ones use, like, inspiration and what Bog sends .For
now it was lovely music that came to my aid. There was a window
open with the stereo on and I viddied right at once what to
"Why write what I can translate out of Latin or crib from the
sainted dead? Here are a list of facts on which I and 9,000,000
other poets have spieled endlessly:
1. Spring is a pleasant season. The flowers, etc. etc. sprout,
bloom etc. etc.
2. Young man's fancy. Lightly, heavily, gaily etc. etc.
3. Love, a delightsome tickling. Indefinable etc.
A) By day, etc. etc. etc. B) By night, etc. etc. etc.
4. Trees, hills etc. are by a provident nature arranged diversely,
in diverse places.
5. Winds, clouds, rains, etc. flop thru and over 'em.
6. Men love women (More poetic in singular, but the verb retains
the same form.)
...in the above six groups I think you will find the bulk of the
poetic matter of the ages. Wait--
7. Men fight battles, etc. etc.
8. Men go on voyages.
Beyond this, men think and feel certain things and see certain
things not with the bodily vision. About this time I begin to get
interested and the general too ruthlessly goes to sleep?"-Ezra
"So that I was cheered when I came first to know that there were
flowers also in hell" -William Carlos Williams