Saturday, May 15, 2021
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
“There's no doubt about it -
gardeners are the only true artists
Joris Karl Huysmans (5 February 1848 – 12 May 1907)
* Alright, two more:
"Art and prayer are the only decent ejaculations of the soul."
"Only the chaste are truly obscene."
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
My head is full of them, one after the other,
but they serve no purpose there.
They must be put down on paper,
one after the other.
Camilo José Cela (11 May 1916 – 17 January 2002)
Monday, May 10, 2021
Sunday, May 09, 2021
|The Revolt of the Masses|
"Better beware of
notions like genius and inspiration;
they are a sort of magic wand
and should be used sparingly by anybody
who wants to see things clearly."
José Ortega y Gasset (9 May 1883 – 18 October 1955)
Saturday, May 08, 2021
The Crying of Lot 49,
Against the Day*,
"If they can get you asking the wrong questions,
they don't have to worry about the answers.
* List of Episodes in Against the Day
* Pynchon Wiki: Against the Day
Thomas Pynchon *8 May 1937
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
|"I don't have many friends. |
It's not because I'm a misanthrope.
It's because I'm reserved. I'm self-contained.
I get all my adventures in my head
when I'm writing my books."
Ian Rankin *28 April 1960
Roberto Bolaño (28 April 1953 – 15 July 2003)