strandbooks:

More from Oscar Wilde by Frank Harris, page 201.

strandbooks:

More from Oscar Wilde by Frank Harris, page 201.

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Joyce Carol Oates on wonder, consciousness, and the art of beholding beauty
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"Auden said a poem should be more interesting than anything that might be said about it. If you take the theme out of a poem and talk about that theme, there should still be some residual being left in the poem that goes on ticking, something like, why not say it, color, something that has an effect on your central nervous system. It is not what a poem says with its mouth, it’s what a poem does with its eyes."

— Mary Ruefle, from Madness, Rack, and Honey (via bostonpoetryslam)

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"When it comes to death, we know that laughter and tears are pretty much the same thing."

— Sherman Alexie - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (via djreagan)

(via powells)

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(As If a river should carry all / the scenes that it had once reflected / shut in its waters, and not floating / on momentary surfaces.)
From Elizabeth Bishop’s poem "The Weed."

(As If a river should carry all / the scenes that it had once reflected / shut in its waters, and not floating / on momentary surfaces.)

From Elizabeth Bishop’s poem "The Weed."

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"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."

— Maya Angelou (via majiinboo)

(via bostonreview)

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"When a man owns a lion, a lion owns a man. The thing about technology is that it owns us."

Guy Davenport (via theparisreview)

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(Source: whitepaperquotes, via powells)

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"I know there is no straight road
No straight road in this world
Only a giant labyrinth
Of intersecting crossroads"

— Federico García Lorca (via noir-couplet)

(via noir-couplet)

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lastnightsreading:

Michael Stipe at the PEN World Voices Festival, 5/3/14

lastnightsreading:

Michael Stipe at the PEN World Voices Festival, 5/3/14

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