Thursday, June 24, 2004

They say that you can't cry, you can't be weak, you have to be strong even in the blackest night, I shall be the dark, and wait in silence to break you.

Let my own lack of a voice be heard.

Suddenly there are holes that people just swoosh away in.

"Love is blind. As well as deaf, dumb, and even mindnumbingly stupid at times, but nevertheless operates with a certain well-designed logic. It's just the logic part that generally escapes us."

"Love is a merry little elf who dances a jig, then turns on you with a machine gun."

"when captured birds grow wise, they try to open the cage with their beaks. They don't give up, because thet want to fly again"

This isn't Burger King. You can't have it your way.

The reward of art is not fame- or success, but intoxication: That is why so many bad artists are unable to give up!

"After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one."

Only dead fish go with the flow.....


I was obviously born to draw better than most people, just as the widow Berman and Paul Slazinger were obviously born to tell stories better than most people can. Other people are obviously born to sing and dance or explain the stars in the sky or do magic tricks or be great leaders or athletes, and so on.

I think that could go back to the time when people had to live in small groups of relatives-maybe fifty or a hundred people at the most. And evolution or God or whatever arranged thing genetically, to keep the little families going, to cheer them up, so that they could all have somebody to tell stories around the campfire at night, and somebody else to paint pictures on the walls of the caves, and somebody else who wasn't afraid of anything and so on.

That's what I think. And of course a scheme like that doesn't make sense anymore, because simply moderate giftedness has been made worthless by the printing press and radio and television and satellites and all that. A moderately gifted person who would have been a community treasure a thousand years ago has to give up, has to go into some other line of work, since modern communications put him or her into daily competition with nothing but world's champions.

The entire planet can get along nicely now with maybe a dozen champion performers in each area of human giftedness. A moderately gifted person has to keep his or her gifts all bottled up until, in a manner of speaking, he or she gets drunk at a wedding and tap dances of the coffee table like Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers. We have a name for him or her. We call him or her an "exhibitionist."

How do we reward such an exhibitionist? We say to him or her the next morning, "Wow! Were you ever drunk last night!"
-Kurt Vonnegut Bluebeard

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Thursday, June 17, 2004

I'm a curb side prophet with my hands in my pocket and I'm waiting for my rocket to come.

"I am artist! I fuck you with my art and you cry out!"

"You are disgusting. Consuming their conceit for your own selfish desires. Your fucking mind is gone. Now death seems more amenable to come each day, doesn't it? If only you could be saved, if only you were real."

"to be nobody but yourself, in a world which is doing it's best, night and day, to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting."
-e.e. Cummings

"In order to live, in order to justify living, we can't just fill the space of our lives with empty amusement, with pointless light and sound and words- we're going to have to try harder now."

"We Where right in the middle of a fucking reptile zoo and someone was giving booze to these godammn animals, it won´t be long now till they tear us to shreds..."

Welding together
an image of the universe
one piece at a time.

::all i ever wanted was to pick apart the day and put the pieces back together my way::

Take a walk on your lover's chest, dragging nails across your eyes.
Stick it in and forget the rest, ejaculating into an orgasm of lies.
I killed your baby.

"Simply because our dreams are being delayed does not mean that they are being denied."

We weren't entrusted with swords, Just to hear the sound they make when they clash.
Who can you protect with that kind of contradiction?

"College stopped being college when football scholarships became reality."

"Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly."

What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?
Mahatma Gandhi

Just remember when you think your free, the crack inside your fucking heart is me.

"Awww... how can one act dark and foreboding around such a little fuzzy cutie. Sure, there was a time when I would've bled you dry, feeding off your precious life juice, leaving behind only your dried husk... but now, my fangs have turned to cotton and I want only to pet your little mousey head."

Realistic Optimism: Preparing a name for the monkey that may one day fly out of your butt.

once upon a year gone by, she let herself give in..
and every time she closes her eyes, she saw what could have been..

"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."

no records were broken, no lives were saved, no mysteries of the universe were solved but for that one dance everything was perfect

It's a small world, but I wouldn't want to paint it.

"A wonderful discovery-psychoanalysis. Makes quite simple people feel they're complex"

"I came to you in friendship. Well, all right, seething hatred, but I've got useful information, and I feel I'm being mistreated."

Scar tissue has no character. It's not like skin. It doesn't show age or illness or pallor or tan. It has no pores, no hair, no wrinkles. It's like a slip cover. It shields and disguises what's beneath. That's why we grow it; we have something to hide.

Chris: "If homosexuality is a disease, let's all call in queer to work: Hello. Can't work today, still queer."

"The world is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel,a feast to those who fuck,and starvation to those who are insane. Look at me: I laugh,I cry,I jerk off, I'm hungry..."-Charlee Jacob.

"Billy doesn't care about anything. He's a Nihilist."
"That must be exhausting!"


Wednesday, June 09, 2004

"there should be a dialog. but the people don't like a dialog, the people also don't like a monologue... they like a catalog"

We came into the world defenseless, so God gave us baseball bats... well, he gave us trees, but we knew what he meant.

Blood may be thicker than water but it's also much more difficult to get off the carpet.

"Don't argue with an idiot publicly, people won't be able to tell who's who."

"Only the mediocre are always at their best."

I'd rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I'd rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might-have-been has never been, but a has was once an are. -Milton Berle

"I am the wisest man in Athens because I know I don't know. I am only singularly ignorant. The rest of the citizens are twice ignorant. They think they know, but they still don't know."

They say the pen is mightier than the sword, so here's a pen, i'm willing to risk it.

Only the deranged make history.

Tell me I won’t be like this when I’m older. Watching the air catch on fire.

With great power comes great opportunity to abuse that power.

Just cut our wrist like cheap coupons and say that death was on sale today.

don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon

"Upset? Is that the word? I used to get upset when I had a flat tire. I used to get upset when a plane was delayed. I used to get upset when the Yankees won the series. So if that's what upset means- then how do I feel now? If you know the word, tell me, 'cause I don't know the word for what I really feel."

look at the stars tonight and ask to yourself: did the sheep eat the flower or not?