Month: June 2016


“One cannot wish for a more comfortable seat than an acquiescent pig.”

~ Richard Hughes, A High Wind in Jamaica



“What is, is now, must have the quivering intensity of an arrow thudding into a tree. Yesterday is dim and monochrome. A week ago you were not born.”

~ J.A. Baker, The Peregrine


When asked why a certain dog always slept on a certain tile of the floor, [Empedocles] replied that the dog and that one tile were similar in ways we didn’t know, but had an affinity they recognized.

~ Eliot Weinberger, An Elemental Thing


“To use words and phrases in an easygoing way without scrutinizing them too curiously is not, in general, a mark of ill breeding; on the contrary there is something lowbred in being too precise.”

~ Plato, Theaetetus


“As art sinks into paralysis, artists multiply. This anomaly ceases to be one when we realize that art, on its way to exhaustion, has become both impossible and easy.”

~ E.M. Cioran, The Trouble With Being Born