November 29, 2013

(Martha Holmes)

November 26, 2013

I felt like sleeping for five years but they wouldn't let me.


November 25, 2013

Scatter these well-meant idioms
Into the smoky spring that fills
The suburbs, where they will be lost.
They are no trophies of the sun.

Hart Crane, "Praise for an Urn."

November 23, 2013

When I told the resident genius 
that given the choice between writing and being 
happy, I'd pick the latter, she touched my folio

with her pencil like a bad fairy's wand,
saying: Don't worry, you don't have that choice.

Mary Karr, "The Choice."

November 20, 2013

November 18, 2013

(Javier Perez)

November 16, 2013

I want so much that is not here and do not know where to go.

Charles Bukowski.

November 15, 2013

November 12, 2013

I conclude now that I have no inner resources, because I am heavy bored.
Peoples bore me, 
literature bores me, especially great literature.

John Berryman.

November 9, 2013

don't walk in front of cars and take care and be good and don't hurt or be hurt and don't live in a way that makes you feel dead and don't betray anybody or yourself and take care of what matters and please don't and please remember and make sure...

Zadie Smith, "On Beauty."

November 5, 2013

…. a minor but perilous triumph of being over nothingness.

Joan Didion.

November 4, 2013

(Houdon, Dead Thrush, The Frick Collection)

November 3, 2013

It's always hard for me to tell the difference between denial and what used to be known as hope.

Michael Chabon, "Wonder Boys."

November 1, 2013

He was in the mode now of avoiding anything that might make him experience an emotion.

Jonathan Franzen, "The Corrections."