January 31, 2013

I think the true mark of emotional maturity is the ability to treat other people with respect and kindness even after a bad day. Unhappiness is never a penchant for alienating or hurting those who love you.

January 29, 2013

I admire fiction, am amused and excited by the oversimplification of life it represents. I don't want to become a character in fiction myself, however, and I want to get along very well with you.

Kurt Vonnegut.

January 27, 2013

January 25, 2013

January 22, 2013

January 21, 2013

But their relationship at the start… was established with her in pursuit of him, and all the years since, of hidden meetings, of wise decisions to end it and thrilling abject collapses into sex, have not disrupted the fundamental pattern of her giving and his taking, of her fearing their end more than he, and clinging, and disliking herself for clinging, and wanting to punish him for her dislike, and him shrugging and continuing to bask in the sun of her love, that rises every day whether he is there or not. He can't believe it, quite, and has to keep testing her.

John Updike

January 18, 2013

(Francesca Woodman)

January 17, 2013

January 16, 2013

All morons hate it when you call them a moron.

J.D. Salinger

January 14, 2013

January 13, 2013

I saw the "Umbrellas of Cherbourg," which I took very hard. To an unmoored, middle-aged man like myself, it was heartbreaking. That's all right. I like to have my heart broken.

Kurt Vonnegut. 

January 8, 2013

Heading back to Brooklyn tomorrow morning.

Ain't that the thing.

January 5, 2013

Reading: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Listening to: Pollens, Brighten and Break, 2012

January 3, 2013

I like too many things and get all confused and hung-up running from one falling star to another till I drop. This is the night, what it does to you. I had nothing to offer to anybody except my own confusion.

Jack Kerouac.

January 1, 2013