Quotations, Uncategorized

Compilation of Quotes

Here’s a whole bunch of quotes. I think its important to quote the masters, because it reminds it not to go up our own asses as artists. I also believe that the more we can ‘swim’ in other good literature the more we spew out some goodness.

PhilosopherPoet

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.

H. P. Lovecraft (1890 – 1937)

U.S. writer.

The Call of Cthulhu

I have written a great many stories and I still do not know how to go about it except to take my chances. – John Steinbeck

A sentence is a sound in itself on which other words may be strung. – Robert Frost

Out beyond the fields of right doing and wrong doing there’s a field I’ll meet you there. – Rumi

Mankind cannot bear too much reality – T.S. Eliot

Tread softly for you tread on my dreams – W.B. Yeats

Hell is other people, true. The only problem is heaven is other people, too. – Hanif Kureshi

Artists use lies to tell the truth, while politicians use lies to cover it up. – T.S. Eliot

Permit nothing to cleave to you that is not your own, nothing to grow to you that will cause pain when it is torn away. – Marcus Aurelius

A farts a fart. Its good for your heart it sets your belly at ease. Warms your bed on a cold winters night and suffocates the fleas. – IRC message. (Internet Relay Chat)

Writing a novel is like tending a garden, but writing a short story is like watering a rose given to you by a lover. – Haruki Murakami

The lion might lie by the lamb, but the lamb won’t get much sleep. – Woody Allen

I don’t write easily. My work only flows after I’ve been hammering at it for ages and ages. It’s like pushing a rusty machine up a hill. – Mary Stewart

If you write for an hour and a half for ten years, you’re gonna turn into a good writer. – Stephen King

Insects sting, not from malice, but because they want to live. It is the same with criticsβ€”they desire our blood, not our pain.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844 – 1900)

German philosopher and poet.

Miscellaneous Maxims and Reflections

Morality in Europe today is herd-morality.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844 – 1900)

German philosopher and poet.

Beyond Good and Evil

God created Woman. And boredom did indeed cease from that momentβ€”but many other things ceased as well! Woman was God’s second blunder.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844 – 1900)

German philosopher and poet.

The Antichrist

Men seldom make passes
At girls who wear glasses.

Dorothy Parker (1893 – 1967)

U.S. writer and wit.

“News Item”

You can’t teach an old dogma new tricks.

Dorothy Parker (1893 – 1967)

U.S. writer and wit.

By the time you say you’re his,
Shivering and sighing,
And he vows his passion is
Infinite, undyingβ€”
Lady, make a note of this:
One of you is lying.

Dorothy Parker (1893 – 1967)

U.S. writer and wit.

Unfortunate Coincidence

Hysteria is a natural phenomenon, the common denominator of the female nature. It’s the big female weapon, and the test of a man is his ability to cope with it.

Tennessee Williams (1911 – 1983)

U.S. playwright.

The Night of the Iguana

If you fight against all your sensations, you will have no standard to which to refer, and thus no means of judging even those judgments which you pronounce false.

Epicurus (341 – 270 BC)

Greek philosopher.

The Principal Doctrines

I’m a nymphomaniac of the heart.

Gabriel GarcΓ­a MΓ‘rquez (1928 – )

Colombian novelist.

Playboy Magazine, Interview

The most original poet now living, and the one whose writings could the least be spared; for they have no substitutes elsewhere.

William Hazlitt (1778 – 1830)

British essayist and critic.Referring to William Wordsworth.

The Spirit of the Age, “Mr. Wordsworth”

Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal struck by the difference between what things are and what they ought to be. – William Hazlitt (1778 – 1830)

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