Archive | September 7, 2011

10 Quotes For Today Apropos of Nothing

1. “Do not be afraid of irreverence towards the memory of those who controlled your childhood.” – Bertrand Russell

2. “A man ought to read just as inclination leads him; for what he reads as a task will do him little good.” – Samuel Johnson

3. “Everyone has inside themself a parasitic being who is acting not at all to their advantage.” – William S. Burroughs

4. “The collapse will not be televised. Ignored and alone, each of us will experience it singly. As blemish and accusation, you will be photoshopped from the American Dream group portrait. The lower you slip, the more invisible you will become. The disconnect between what’s real and what’s broadcast will become even more obscene by the day.” – Linh Dinh

5. “It was like becoming nothing and realizing one was nothing anyway, ever.” – Patricia Highsmith

6. “My work is one long triumph over my limitations.”  – Charles Willeford

7. “Unknown to us, we live in the midst of causes whose effects will surprise posterity.” – Jan Potocki

8. “But here we have come full circle, for anything we say about the city’s essence says more about our own lives and our own states of mind. The city has no center other than ourselves.” – Orhan Pamuk

9. “Much is familiar there, little has changed except, of course, for those who return.” – Karen Lord

10. “So much knowledge could only end in starvation.” – Victor Hugo