"I can’t see a man but you! Even with my
eyes closed, I just see you! Why don’t you please
get fat or
ugly or something so I could stand it?"
--Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
"Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great
Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is
our lives." --Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
"Earthlings must be the terrors of the Universe!
If other planets aren’t now in danger from Earth,
they soon will be."--Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse
"The jury foremans eyes twitch, then fall.
Guilty. Even before he says it, I feel departments
in the office of my life start to close up shop; files
are shredded, sensitivities are folded into neatly marked
boxes, lights and alarms are switched off. As the husk
of my body is guided from the court, I sense a single
little man sat at the bottom of my soul. He hunches
over a card table under a naked low-watt bulb, sipping
flat beer from a plastic cup. I figure he must be the
janitor. I figure he must be me. -- DBC Pierre, Vernon
all of us who are like me grow up with our own ticking
bombs planted inside us. You know, the bombs of anger,
fear, resentment, and plain ol' not liking yourself
to a healthy depth. Some of us carry the complete bunch.
Sometimes the ticking from that bunch of bombs is so
loud you can't hear another word." --Daniel
Woodrell, Tomato Red
why didin't Anse carry you to the nearest sawmill and
stick your leg in the saw?
That would have cured it. Then, you all could have stuck
his head into the saw and cured a whole family."
--William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying
have been a good woman, The Misfit said, "if it
had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of
her life."--Flannery O’Conner, A
Good Man is Hard to Find
doctor explained. "It's all meat in the end. A
dog, a ham, a sheep’s leg, that woman, me, you.
There comes a time we’re all no more than meat."--
Josh Russell, Yellow Jack