“There is in every madman a misunderstood genius whose idea, shining in his head, frightened people, and for whom delirium was the only solution to the strangulation that life had prepared for him.”—Antonin Artaud, from Van Gogh, the Man Suicided by Society (1947). (via anothereview)
“Fiction is one of the few experiences where loneliness can be both confronted and relieved. Drugs, movies where stuff blows up, loud parties—all these chase away loneliness by making me forget my name’s Dave and I live in a one-by-one box of bone no other party can penetrate or know. Fiction, poetry, music, really deep serious sex, and, in various ways, religion—these are the places (for me) where loneliness is countenanced, stared down, transfigured, treated.”—David Foster Wallace (via wordpainting) (via libraryland)
“Your heart is like a great river after a long spell of rain, spilling over its banks. All signposts that once stood on the ground are gone, inundated and carried away by that rush of water. And still the rain beats down on the surface of the river. Every time you see a flood like that on the news you tell yourself: That’s it. That’s my heart.”—Kafka on the Shore, by Haruki Murakami (via cgjake)
In Illinois in 2008, a woman had to have her dachshund, called Roscoe, put down after the dog gnawed off her big toe while she slept. Mrs Floyd, 56, woke up too late because nerve damage from diabetes had left her with no feeling in her toes.
“It may be that poetry makes life’s nebulous events tangible to me and restores their detail; or conversely, that poetry brings forth the intangible quality of incidents which are all too concrete and circumstantial. Or each on specific occasions, or both all the time.”—Frank O’Hara (via quietplains)
“I always do everything people want me to do– 911, I rush in, I do everything– but when I want niggas to do shit for me, it’s a different fuckin’ story. That’s niggas egos getting in the way, but when I have an ego, I’m a bitch, so I’ll be that. Niggas walk around this fuckin’ game with the biggest fuckin’ ego. You can’t tell niggas shit, but when I stand up for myself… When you’re a girl, you have to be everything, you have to be dope at what you do, but you have to be super sweet, and you have to be sexy, and you have to be this and you have to be that, and you have to be nice, and you have to– it’s like, I can’t be all of those things at once. I’m a human beeeeeeeeeeeeeing.”
- Nicki Minaj
Usually I’m modest, but on the real that is my day to day.