If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.
“I can sympathize with people’s pains, but not with their pleasures. There is something curiously boring about somebody else’s happiness.”
– Aldous Huxley (via gebreken)
“If I’m an ass, I should say so. If I don’t, somebody else will. If I say it first, that disarms them.”
– Charles Bukowski (via sakesashimi)
“I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.”
– Garrison Keillor (via feellng)
“However, there are things that pens can do, and swords cannot.”
– Christopher Hitchens
Christopher Hitchens at the ‘Festival of Dangerous Ideas’ - Sydney Opera House, October 2009.
"i feel the love, IT BUUUUURRRNSSSSSS!!!"
“Dear hands: I get it. you like writing poetry. but you can’t bring a metaphor to a gun fight.”
“and now your night is darker
than the candle’s reach…”
– Charles Bukowski, Burning In Water Drowning In Flame (via introspectivepoet)
Brighton last night… Just got to Manchester..
comfort you—a mockingbird, a breeze, rain
on the roof, Chopin’s Nocturnes, a kiss,
or even me—in my chilly kitchen
with my coat on—thinking of you.”