All at first was the fremitus of things, the jigger of gnats, drum of the blood,...– Guy Davenport (via love won’t save us) (via invisiblestories)
Every morning brings us news of the globe, and yet we are poor in noteworthy...– Walter Benjamin, from “Illuminations: Essays and Reflections”
“My face is my own. My hands are my own. My mouth is my own but I am not.” - Robert Creeley, from “A Form of Women”
Yes, I read. I have that absurd habit. I like beautiful poems, moving poetry,...– Louis Aragon, Treatise on Style (via alive-alive-oh)
I had thought that words were instruments of precision. Now I know that they...– Steven Millhauser, “Dangerous Laughter” (via invisiblestories)
Wandering creates the desert.– Edmond Jabès, quoted in Pierre Joris’ A Nomad Poetics: Essays (via hypocrite-lecteur)
The need to go astray, to be destroyed, is an extremely private, distant,...– George Bataille
The eyes only see what the mind is prepared to comprehend.– Henri Bergson (via mythologyofblue) Cf. “Whoever possesses any originality must begin by extracting it; whoever does not, must acquire it. Talent is a long patience. Look at anything you intend to depict long and attentively enough to discover some aspect which has been seen and expressed by no...