Month: June 2016

278

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

~ Richard Hughes, A High Wind in Jamaica

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277

“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

276

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

275

“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

273

“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