“For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can’t readily accept the God formula, the big answers don’t remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that death will tremble to take us.”
Charles Bukowski (via azazellos)
thebookmine asked:
Yes, it's really good. I always wanted to read it but I was never in the mood for it, but after watching Penny Dreadful I just had to read it! I've already read Dracula and when I'm done with Frankenstein I want to read Dorian Gray :)

I haven’t read Dracula, but I have read The Picture of Dorian Gray and it’s amazing! Everyone loves that book, I’m sure you will too :)

Reading my summer author, Orhan Pamuk. Not sure if I’m digging this book though (The New Life).
“What is a poem? A poem is nothing. By persistence the poem can be made something; but then it is something, not a poem. Why is it nothing? Because it cannot be looked at, heard, touched or read (what can be read is prose). It is not an effect (common or uncommon) of experience; it is the result of an ability to create a vacuum in experience—it is a vacuum and therefore nothing. It cannot be looked at, heard, touched or read because it is a vacuum. Since it is a vacuum it is nothing for which the poet can flatter himself or receive flattery. Since it is a vacuum it cannot be reproduced in an audience. A vacuum is unalterably and untransferably a vacuum—the only thing that can happen to it is destruction. If it were possible to reproduce it in an audience the result would be the destruction of the audience.”
Laura Riding, Anarchism Is Not Enough (via proustitute)

- Kurt Vonnegut
“I am malicious because I am miserable. Am I not shunned and hated by all mankind? You, my creator, would tear me to pieces, and triumph; remember that, and tell me why I should pity man more than he pities me?”
Frankenstein (via azazellos)

writing tip #892:


it’s too fucking hot you don’t get a tip tonight

“I will show you fear in a handful of dust.”
The Waste Land, by T.S. Eliot (via e-gon)
dominicmatthew asked:
I love your blog! Do you want to be friends? I sure hope you say yes, because I've already spent weeks stitching this friendship bracelet together.

Sure, but only if I like the bracelet :D

thebookmine asked:
Hi, I'm also reading Frankenstein. We even have the same edition :) How do you like it?

Hi! I just finished it today and I really liked it. I didn’t know much about the story before reading it, so I was pleasantly surprised. How about you, are you enjoying it?


The inimitable Grant Snider strikes again, with the day jobs of famous poets – including Jack Kerouac (railroad worker), Charles Bukowski (mailman), Emily Dickinson (cat-keeper), and T. S. Eliot (bank clerk.)

"In psychological experience of nothingness, it is by the consideration of what will happen in two thousand years that our own nothingness truly takes on meaning. In one of its aspects, eternal nothingness is made up precisely of the sum of lives to come which will not be ours.”
— Albert Camus
“Darling, all night
I have been flickering, off, on, off, on.”
Sylvia Plath,Fever 103°.” from Ariel: The Restored Edition (via lifeinpoetry)
If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.