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Charles Bukowski, “No Help For That”
Underlined passage, Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke, page 21.
Wonderful letters. Love this book.
It’s always seemed a little preposterous that Hamlet, for all his paralyzing doubt about everything, never once doubts the reality of the ghost. Never questions whether his own madness might not in fact be unfeigned.David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest (via talesofpassingtime)
Organised greed, with little or no disguise, has played a very large part in the world’s warsBertrand Russell
Rainbow colours inside of the Sanoma building.
Tenacity and acumen are privileged spectators of this inhuman show in which absurdity, hope and death carry on their dialogue.Albert Camus
Colonel Henrietta Wraithfield — not bad.
Sir Ambrose Supperbottom, at your service.
One I like for once!
Sir Archibald Knightshold.
It can double as my gay porn name.
Colonel Stanley Wraithwood. I serve the Crown at Her Majesty’s pleasure.
Colonel Theodore Wraithwood (we’re Steampunk bros, obviously).
Captain Fanny Worthington (let us note my real last name is basically already steampunk, just one letter change there).
Earl Leopold Witherfeather!
I’m thinking of lots of things that are gone and buried.Henry Miller
Behind the word is chaos.Henry Miller