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Posted in random quotes on 7 July 2010 by stephen wayne

“In Europe poverty is only bad luck, a minor unhappiness;
in the United States it represents a moral fault, a dishonor
that society cannot pardon.”
-Brassai

Posted in random quotes on 4 July 2010 by stephen wayne

“A good writer is an expert on nothing except himself.
And on that subject, if he is wise, he holds his tongue.”
-David John Moore Cornwell

Posted in random quotes, Uncategorized on 19 January 2010 by stephen wayne

“All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant’s revolving door.” – Albert Camus

Posted in random quotes, Uncategorized on 12 January 2010 by stephen wayne

“I realized then the truth about all love:
that it is an absolute which takes all or
forfeits all. The other feelings, compassion,
tenderness and so on, exist only on the
periphery and belong to the constructions
of society and habit.”

Justine
Lawrence Durrell

be(fore)

Posted in random quotes on 15 November 2009 by stephen wayne

“most of us know our the
parents and grandparents
we come from. But we go
back and back , forever.
We go back all of us to the
very beginning. In our
blood and brain we carry
the memories of
thousands of beings.”

Posted in random quotes on 19 February 2009 by stephen wayne

“depair is the price one pays for setting oneself an impossible aim.
it is, one is told, the unforgivable sin, but it is a sin the corrupt
or evil man never practices.  he always has hope.  he never
reaches the freezing point of knowing absolute failure. only the
man of goodwill carries always in his heart this capacity for
damnation.”

The Heart of the Matter
Graham Greene

Posted in random quotes on 23 January 2009 by stephen wayne

“I wish I didn’t work in a bar
where intelligent conversation
gets impossible after nine-fifeteen a.m.”

-Denis Johnson

Posted in random quotes on 21 January 2009 by stephen wayne

“At no time in the history of man has the world been so full of
pain and anguish. Here and there, however, we meet with
individuals who are untouched, unsullied, by the common grief.
They are not heartless individuals, far from it! They are emancipated
beings. For them the world is not what it seems to us. They see
with other eyes. We say of them that they have died to the world.
They live in the moment, fully, and the radiance which
emanates from them is a perpetual song of joy.”

Henry Miller

Posted in random quotes on 21 January 2009 by stephen wayne

“The master of ineptitude has all time
as his domain. He surrenders only in the
face of eternity.”

Henry Miller

Posted in random quotes on 29 November 2008 by stephen wayne

“some people we glimps as chasms, briefly but deeply,
even to the death of us. others are shallow places you
never seem to get across.”

-Denis Johnson