I don’t care if it’s a sad good-bye or a bad good-bye, but when I leave a place I like to know I’m leaving it. — J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye (Little, Brown & Co., 1951)
The insane, on occasion, are not without their charms. ― Kurt Vonnegut
I miss you. I love you. There’s no second I’ve lived you can’t call your own. — Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves. (Pantheon, Random House March 7, 2000)
You can only hold a smile for so long, after that it’s just teeth. — Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters . (W. W. Norton September 1999)
That old saying, how you always kill the one you love, well, look, it works both ways. — Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club. (W. W. Norton August 17, 1996)
The tears of the world are a constant quantity. For each one who begins to weep somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh. ― Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot. (Grove Press; 1 edition, May 17, 2011) Originally published 1952. Premiered 5 January 1953 at theThéâtre de Babylone, Paris France.
We’ll never be as young as we are tonight.― Chuck Palahniuk, Rant: The Oral Biography of Buster Casey. (Anchor; Reprint edition May 6, 2008)
We are great writers on the same dreadful typewriter ― Allen Ginsberg, from “Howl: Section III,” Howl and Other Poems. (City Lights Publishers; Anniversary edition, January 1, 2001) Originally published 1956.
She herself is a haunted house. She does not possess herself; her ancestors sometimes come and peer out of the windows of her eyes and that is very frightening. She has the mysterious solitude of ambiguous states; she hovers in a no-man’s land between life and death, sleeping and waking. — Angela Carter, “The Lady… Continue reading Angela Carter
Be patient, Ophelia. Love, Hamlet — Kurt Vonnegut, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. (Dial Press Trade Paperback September 8, 1998)