A selection of quotes I have collected along my literary and lyrical travels…
Your mouth sets free this captive
come close to me
Untangle the madness that knots me
Explosives have nothing compared to these sparks
So let’s fall apart
I’ll be by the fire
Thinking, nothing I’ve learned can prepare me
For everything else that needs learning
I had given him a life not worth living, but I had also given him an iron will to live. This was a common combination on the planet Earth.
The Fourteenth Book is entitled, “What Can a Thoughtful Man Hope for Mankind on Earth, Given the Experience of the Past Million Years?” It doesn’t take long to read The Fourteenth Book. It consists of one word and a period.
This is it:
All i’ve ever learned from love was how to shoot somebody who outdrew you
But maybe boredom is erotic, when women do it, for men.
Those eyes, those endless mud brown pools of sticky, bottomless love.
What is this My Life business, anyway? We all have obligations, no one is born on their own, are they?
Papas singing always unleashed these emotions which were unfamiliar and instinctive at the same time, in a language I could not recognise but felt I could speak in my sleep, in my dreams, evocative of a country I had never visited but which sounded like the only home I had ever known. The songs made me realise that there was a corner of me that would be forever not England.