Vol. 1 / Issue 1
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“Life is too short to read a bad book.” - James Joyce
“The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.” – Albert Camus. And from this, we begin to write.
“Writing is always rooted in something beyond language, but develops like a seed, not like a line, it manifests an essence and holds the threat of a secret, it is an anti-communication, it is intimidating.” - Roland Barthes
"The best songs are the songs you write that you don't know anything about." - Bob Dylan
"The joy, I think, in reaching to the truth in writing, is having the faith to trust that it can be found, provided one looks to pulse of blood running through the veins of thought, and not to the meaning of it."
“I don't know why I started writing. I don't know why anybody does it. Maybe they're bored, or failures at something else.” - Cormac McCarthy
“Write it, damn you, write it! What else are you good for?” - James Joyce
"If you have no critics, you’ll likely have no success." - Malcolm X
“All we can know is that we know nothing. And that’s the height of human wisdom.” - Leo Tolstoy
"When ‘great literature’ is replaced by ‘excellent fiction’, that’s the real betrayal of higher education." - Elif Batuman
“I feel like a wet seed wild in the hot blind earth.” - William Faulkner
“The days are stacked against what we think we are." Jim Harrison. And so, the less we think we know, the better it is for writing fiction.
"The word is a flame burning in a dark glass." Sheila Watson
"Write dangerously. - James Joyce
"Imagination is everything.' - Albert Einstein
"Be writing." - William Faulkner
“The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.” - Anais Nin
"Beware, O wanderer, the road is walking too."
"A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer; it sings because it has a song." - Maya Angelou
"The most effective response to the chaos in our lives is the creation of new forms of literature, music, poetry, art and cinema." - Werner Herzog
Yes, I know, but I look at it this way, if Dennis Hopper is convinced - which he is, that cats once ruled Egypt, I don't see why the spirit of James Joyce can't hear us, and even possibly care.
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... or, don't.