Alone, alone, all, all alone,
Alone on a wide wide sea!
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner
“…river-goddesses in flight are personifications of rivers…”
I have recovered it.
It is the sea
Matched with the sun.
- Arthur Rimbaud
The topographical shape and the material constitution of the upper surface of the island of Manhattan, as it exists today, is much less a matter of geology than it is of economics and politics and human psychology. The effects of geological forces were trumped (you might say) by other forces — forces that proved themselves, in the fullness of time, physically stronger.
- David Albert’s review of David Deutsch’s “Beginning of Infinity”
(Source: The New York Times)
Arthur Rimbaud, The Drunken Boat
I have struck incredible Floridas
Where mingle with flowers the eyes of panthers
In human skins!
If you become involved with these visions, you may have to wander for a long time — confused.Bardo Thadol
“The Aghori’s somewhat taboo ritual worship practices involve some or all of the following: meat eating, alcohol drinking, consumption of beverages and foods with opiates, hallucinogens and cannabis products as key ingredients, cannibalism, residing in cremation grounds and tantric sex rituals. Licking the skull shows the Aghori’s fearlessness in the face of death.”
If you’re writing a novel with a contemporary setting there need to be long passages where nothing happens save for TV watching.Will Self
Samuel Beckett said the task of the modern artist is “to find a form that accommodates the mess.”