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  • Drop yours here.

    “In the neuter austerity of that terrain all phenomena were bequeathed a strange equality and no one thing nor spider nor stone nor blade of grass could put forth claim to precedence. The very clarity of these articles belied their familiarity, for the eye predicates the whole on some feature or part and here was nothing more luminous than another and nothing more enshadowed and in the optical democracy of such landscapes all preference is made whimsical and a man and a rock become endowed with unguessed kinship.” - Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian

    The depth of this quote is unfathomable. I cannot wrap my head around it still. How he manages to flatten all existence, all abstractions, all nuance into a single dimension just blows me away.

  • "Confession is for the confessor. It makes you feel good; it ruins the lives of everyone else."

    from tokyo vice by jake adelstein. puts things into perspective -- before i do something i think "will i eventually have to own up to this? and if i have to will it hurt the other person?"

    "In the end, and in the beginning, it’s all about faith for me. I can’t define it, but it has defined me."

    from the meaning of mariah carey. i've had a struggle with my faith and have now built a relationship with god that is unique to me. it doesnt always make sense but it does always come through.

    "People parted, years passed, they met again — and the meeting proved no reunion, offered no warm memories, only the acid knowledge that time had passed and things weren’t as bright or attractive as they had been."

    valley of the dolls by jacqueline susann. this one is pretty self explanatory but its so real, especially the older you get. this book had a lot of quotes i liked

  • reading 2666 and this one character goes on this three page long rant/tangent about intellectuals, in particular Mexican intellectuals, and at first it's pretty easy to follow but about midway through I was so lost at what point this character was making.

    So at the end of this rant one of the three characters who was listening to him give this rant goes:

    "I don't understand a word your've said, " said Norton

    "Really I've just been talking nonsense," said Amalfitano

    When I read that s*** I died

  • "Any situation in which "A" objectively exploits "B" or hinders his and her pursuit of self-affirmation as a responsible person is one of oppression. Such a situation in itself constitutes violence, even when sweetened by false generosity, because it interferes with the individual's ontological and historical vocation to be more fully human. With the establishment of a relationship of oppression, violence has already begun. Never in history has violence been initiated by the oppressed. How could they be the initiators, if they themselves are the result of violence? How could they be the sponsors of something whose objective inauguration called forth their existence as oppressed? There would be no oppressed had there been no prior situation of violence to establish their subjugation.

    Violence is initiated by those who oppress, who exploit, who fail to recognize others as persons—not by those who are oppressed, exploited, and unrecognized. It is not the unloved who initiate disaffection, but those who cannot love because they love only themselves. It is not the helpless, subject to terror, who initiate terror, but the violent, who with their power create the concrete situation which begets the "rejects of life." It is not the tyrannized who initiate despotism, but the tyrants. It is not the despised who initiate hatred, but those who despise. It is not those whose humanity is denied them who negate humankind, but those who denied that humanity (thus negating their own as well). Force is used not by those who have become weak under the preponderance of the strong, but by the strong who have emasculated them."

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    “There are two more turds, smaller ones, and when he has eaten these, residual s*** to lick out of her anus. He prays that she'll let him drop the cape over himself, to be allowed, in the silk-lined darkness, to stay a while longer with his submissive tongue straining upward into her a******. But she moves away. The fur evaporates from his hands. She orders him to masturbate for her. She has watched Captain Blicero with Gottfried, and has learned the proper style.”
    -Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow

    Gravity’s Rainbow is the quintessential example of “It GOES places.”

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    “There are two more turds, smaller ones, and when he has eaten these, residual s*** to lick out of her anus. He prays that she'll let him drop the cape over himself, to be allowed, in the silk-lined darkness, to stay a while longer with his submissive tongue straining upward into her a******. But she moves away. The fur evaporates from his hands. She orders him to masturbate for her. She has watched Captain Blicero with Gottfried, and has learned the proper style.”
    -Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow

    Gravity’s Rainbow is the quintessential example of “It GOES places.”

    Looks like some s*** you’d see in G&G

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