You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from. ― Cormac McCarthy, No Country For Old Men. (Vintage July 11, 2006)
Lost are we, and are only so far punished, That without hope we live on in desire. — Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy. Originally published 1320.
I am interested in language because it wounds or seduces me. — Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text. (Hill and Wang; Reissue edition January 1, 1975)
The Greek Ships When the water holes go, and the fish flop about In the mud, they can moisten each other faintly, But it’s best if they lose themselves in the river. You know how many Greek ships went down With their cargoes of wine. If we can’t get To port, perhaps it’s best to… Continue reading Robert Bly
What does a scanner see? Does it see into me? Into us? Clearly or darkly? — Philip K. Dick, A Scanner Darkly. (Gollancz; Film Tie-in Ed edition August 17, 2006) Originally published 1977.
I don’t want to be the best lover you’ve ever had. I just want to be your favorite. — Derrick Brown, from “Hot For Sorrow,” Born in the Year of the Butterfly Knife. (Write Bloody Publishing; 5th edition January 1, 2004)
Faith isn’t faith until it’s all you’re holding on to. – P.B.S. Pinchback
You can’t order a poem like you order a taco. Walk up to the counter, say, “I’ll take two” and expect it to be handed back to you on a shiny plate. Still, I like your spirit. Anyone who says, “Here’s my address, write me a poem,” deserves something in reply. So I’ll tell a… Continue reading Naomi Shihab Nye
Loneliness is not being alone, it’s loving others to no avail. — John Berendt, The City of Falling Angels. (Penguin Books; First Edition edition September 26, 2006)
‘Hallo, Rabbit,’ he said, ‘is that you?’ ‘Let’s pretend it isn’t,’ said Rabbit, ‘and see what happens.’ — A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh. (Dutton Juvenile; 75 Anv edition October 1, 2001) Originally published 1926.