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MoJoRiSin 02-22-2010 05:38 PM

"Kinski says [the jungle] is full of erotic elements. It's not so much erotic, but full of obscenity. Nature here is vile and base. I wouldn't see anything erotic here. I see fornication and asphyxiation and choking, fighting for survival and growing and just rotting away. Of course there's a lot of misery, but it's the same misery that's all around us. The trees are in misery, and the birds are in misery. I don't think they sing; they just screech in pain. Taking a close look at what's around us, there is some sort of harmony. It's the harmony of overwhelming and collective murder. But when I say this, I say this all full of admiration for the jungle. It's not that I hate it. I love it. I love it very much. But I love it against my better judgment."
~WH

(from Les Blank's Burden of Dreams)

Jack Flanders 02-23-2010 12:22 AM

"Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid." John Wayne

12"razormix 02-23-2010 06:35 AM

most people would die sooner than think; in fact, they do.

bertrand russell

MoJoRiSin 02-23-2010 03:12 PM

“I was always interested in French poetry sort of as a sideline to my own work, I was translating contemporary French poets. That kind of spilled out into translation as a way to earn money, pay for food and put bread on the table.”
~Paul Auster

12"razormix 02-23-2010 04:11 PM

i have always highly esteemed the brave and humble workers who labor all night to produce those soft but crusty loaves that look more like cake than bread.

alexandre dumas

zero 02-24-2010 06:11 AM

i have really never liked cake - i much prefer biscuits, jammy dodgers being my favourite.

-d.radcliffe @ aforum.cow

12"razormix 02-24-2010 06:23 AM


Dodger: Oh, and we're all very impressed. Right, guys?
Tito: Very impressed!

Charles Dickens

zero 02-24-2010 10:36 AM

HOMER: That guy impressed me and I am not easily impressed. Wow. A blue car.

MoJoRiSin 02-24-2010 01:13 PM

"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
~Lewis Carroll

12"razormix 02-24-2010 04:04 PM

where do you want to go? was his response. i don't know, alice answered. then, said the cat, it doesn't matter.

lewis carroll

zero 02-25-2010 05:38 AM

s’io credesse che mia risposta fosse
a persona che mai tornasse al mondo,
questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse.
ma perciocche giammai di questo fondo
non torno vivo alcun, s’i’odo il vero,
senza tema d’infamia ti rispondo.


let us go then, you and i,
when the evening is spread out against the sky
like a patient etherised upon a table;
let us go, through certain half-deserted streets,
the muttering retreats
of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels
and sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells:
streets that follow like a tedious argument
of insidious intent
to lead you to an overwhelming question …
oh, do not ask, “what is it?”
let us go and make our visit.

in the room the women come and go
talking of michelangelo.



-t.s. eliot

12"razormix 02-25-2010 05:47 AM


twas noontide of summer
and mid time of night
and stars in their orbits
shone pale thro the light
of the brighter cold moon
mid planets her slaves
herself in the heavens
her beam on the waves
i gazed awhile
on her cold smile
too cold - too cold for me
there passed as a shroud
a fleecy cloud
and i turned away to thee

ea poe

zero 02-25-2010 12:24 PM

what lies behind us and what lies before us are but tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

- oliver wendell holmes

MoJoRiSin 02-25-2010 12:46 PM

there's a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza, there's a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, a hole

12"razormix 02-25-2010 04:12 PM

this world is bad enough maybe; we do not comprehend it
but in one fact can all agree; god won't and we can't mend it.

arthur hugh clough


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