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William S. Burroughs

Well as, one judge said to the other, ‘Be just and if you can’t be just be arbitrary.’ Regret cannot observe customary obscenities. ― William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch. (Grove Press; First Trade Paper Edition edition January 26, 2004) Originally published 1959.

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Rabindranath Tagore

Oh, dip my emptied life into that ocean, plunge it into the deepest fullness. Let me for once feel that lost sweet touch in the allness of the universe. — Rabindranath Tagore, from “Brink of Eternity,” Gitanjali: Song Offerings. (Digireads.com January 1, 2005) Originally published 1910.

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T. S. Eliot

And if all that is meaningless, I want to be cured Of a craving for something I cannot find And of the shame of never finding it. — T. S. Eliot, The Cocktail Party. (Faber & Faber; Main edition March 8, 1976)  Premiered Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland August 22, 1949 & Broadway, Henry Miller’s Theatre,… Continue reading T. S. Eliot

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