“She was stretched on her back beneath the pear tree soaking in the alto chant of the visiting bees, the gold of the sun and the panting breath of the breeze when the inaudible voice of it all came to her. She saw a dust-bearing bee sink into the sanctum of a bloom; the thousand…Keep reading
“There are almost no characters in this story, and almost no dramatic confrontations, because most of the people in it are so sick and so much the listless playthings of enormous forces. One of the man effects of war, after all, is that people are discouraged from being characters.” (Kurt Vonnegut, “Eight,” Slaughterhouse-Five, 164)
“The artist is the creator of beautiful things, To reveal art and conceal the artist is art’s aim.” …Keep reading
One of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s classic novels, Cat’s Cradle is a rich narrative full of offshoots and side stories. Just a fraction of the book’s lore is concerned with Bokononism, a religion created by Vonnegut’s character Lionel ‘Bokonon’ Johnson…Keep reading
“First of all,” he said, “if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-”
ACAB [All Cops Are Bastards/Bad] is a movement alongside Black Lives Matter, demanding lowered police and military …Keep reading
“Yes, I am a Free Lover. I have an inalienable, constitutional and natural right to love whom I may, to love as long or as short a period…Keep reading
“This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.”Keep reading
“Now we come to what could be called the most characteristic element of Taoism-in-action. In Chinese, it is known as Wu Wei. It is also the most characteristic element of Pooh-in-action. In English, it is not known as much of anything in particular. We believe that it’s time someone noticed it and called it something,…Keep reading
I’m Al, a writer and photographer based in Florida. My favorite genres are science fiction and fantasy, although I read al lot of different stuff.
Quote collections are some of my favorite things to do while reading, because it feels like distilling a book down to its vitals for me. Hope you enjoy.
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