“Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.” -KURT VONNEGUT

“Death makes angels of us all and gives us wings where once we had shoulders smooth as raven’s claws.” -JIM MORRISON

“I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful.” -MARILYN MONROE

“The Bible’s blind, the Torah’s deaf, the Koran is mute. If you burnt them all together you’d get close to the truth. Still, they’re pouring over Sanskrit under ivy league moons, as shadows lengthen in the sun.” -BRIGHT EYES

“We cry in art. We sing with life.” -LARRY RIVERS and FRANK O’HARE

“Listen to the color of your dreams.” -JOHN LENNON

“The artist’s job is not to succumb to despair, but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existence.” -WOODY ALLEN

“These are the days that must happen to you.” -WALT WHITMAN

“You must stay drunk on writing, so reality cannot destroy you.” -RAY BRADBURY

“Hey man, when I write, I’m the hero.” -CHARLES BUKOWSKI, in response to a filmmaker saying that he lied about him in his story.

“Writing is a struggle against silence.” -CARLOS FUENTES

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land; there is no other life but this.” -HENRY DAVID THOREAU

“Do I contradict myself? Then I contradict myself! I am large. I contain multitudes.” -WALT WHITMAN

10 thoughts on “Quotes”

    1. It inspires me. Ever since starting the blog its hard to write without thinking “what will people online think?” Thanks for stopping by!

  1. I, particularly, like your quote at the bottom of the page. When I write, I write exactly what I want to say, exactly what I am feeling and then keep it hidden away because I don’t want confrontation!

  2. Love that Bukowski quote! I saw a documentary where that filmmaker spoke about that particular story. Bukowski was a multi-faceted man, god love him.

  3. Thank you for following my blog. Interesting collection of quotes! : ) I especially like the ones by John Lennon and Ray Bradbury as well as the last quote by Walt Whitman. People struggle with contradiction and have to constantly navigate through the extremes of their inner and outer worlds.

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