“Tom said to himself that it was not such a hollow world, after all. He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it — namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain.”
― Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
“All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun.”
― Jean-Luc Godard
“There is no intensity of love or feeling that does not involve the risk of crippling hurt.”
― William S. Burroughs
(photo: peter hujar)
“You try every trick in the book to keep her. You write her letters. You drive her to work. You quote Neruda. You compose a mass e-mail disowning all your sucias. You block their e-mails. You change your phone number. You stop drinking. You stop smoking. You claim you’re a sex addict and start attending meetings. You blame your father. You blame your mother. You blame the patriarchy. You blame Santo Domingo. You find a therapist. You cancel your Facebook. You give her the passwords to all your e-mail accounts. You start taking salsa classes like you always swore you would so that the two of you could dance together. You claim that you were sick, you claim that you were weak—It was the book! It was the pressure!—and every hour like clockwork you say that you’re so so sorry. You try it all, but one day she will simply sit up in bed and say, No more, and, Ya, and you will have to move from the Harlem apartment that you two have shared. You consider not going. You consider a squat protest. In fact, you say you won’t go. But in the end you do.”
― Junot Díaz, This Is How You Lose Her
— Junot Diaz, “This Is How You Lose Her”
"When do we live? That’s what I want to know."
— Mick Travis (Lindsay Anderson’s, “If”)
"Playing ‘bop’ is like playing Scrabble with all the vowels missing."
~ Duke Ellington ~
“If you don’t like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes.”
― Mark Twain