"Maybe we should all just listen to records and quit our jobs."
Jack White
"I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."
Robert A. Heinlein
"Art is to console those who are broken by life."
Vincent Van Gogh
JACK KEROUAC (March 12, 1922 - October 21, 1969)
“Atop An Underwood”
A poet is a fellow who spends his time thinking about what it is that’s wrong, and although he knows he can never quite find out what this wrongis, he goes right on thinking it out and writing it down. A poet is a blind optimist. The world is against him for many reasons. But the poet persists. He believes that he is on the right track, no matter what any of his fellow men say. In his eternal search for truth, the poet is alone. He tries to be timeless in a society built on time.

JACK KEROUAC (March 12, 1922 - October 21, 1969)

“Atop An Underwood”

A poet is a fellow who
spends his time thinking
about what it is that’s
wrong, and although
he knows he can never quite
find out what this wrong
is, he goes right on
thinking it out and writing
it down.
A poet is a blind optimist.
The world is against him for
many reasons. But the
poet persists. He believes
that he is on the right track,
no matter what any of his
fellow men say. In his
eternal search for truth, the
poet is alone.
He tries to be timeless in a
society built on time.

"So the bodhisattva saves all beings, not by preaching sermons to them, but by showing them that they are delivered, they are liberated, by the act of not being able to stop changing."
Alan Watts
"Too often, the only escape is sleep."
Charles Bukowski
"Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is."
Albert Camus
"All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer."
Ernest Hemingway
"If you stuff yourself full of poems, essays, plays, stories, novels, films, comic strips, magazines, music, you automatically explode every morning like Old Faithful. I have never had a dry spell in my life, mainly because I feed myself well, to the point of bursting. I wake early and hear my morning voices leaping around in my head like jumping beans. I get out of bed to trap them before they escape."
Ray Bradbury
"It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it."
Voltaire
"The more intelligent, the less sane."
George Orwell
"The infantile dream-state of the mass man is so unrealistic that he never thinks to ask who is paying for this paradise. The balancing of accounts is left to a higher political or social authority, which welcomes the task, for its power is thereby increased; and the more power it has, the weaker and more helpless the individual becomes."
Carl Jung, The Undiscovered Self