Category Archives: FROM THE QUOTE BAG

The Last Sane Moment

Across the communications landscape move the specters of sinister technologies and the dreams that money can buy. Thermonuclear weapons systems and soft drink commercials coexist in an overlit realm ruled by advertising and pseudo events, science and pornography. – J.G. … Continue reading

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Know You In The Dark

“I wanted to know you in the dark,” I said. “Don’t overthink it.” — Elizabeth Hand

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With This Ring

A look that seemed to escape any present and immediate surroundings and approach the dark threshold of another world, ice-cold and threatening. — Mignon G. Eberhart

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Wildness

I was reminded of her wildness, her tendency to get inside things and break them open, and I felt fearful of her, not for the first time. — Sally Rooney

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from Since I Was

To the Queen of Heaven The Goddess of the Universe The One who walked in Terrible Chaos And brought life from the Laws of Love And out of Chaos brought us in harmony And from Chaos led us by the … Continue reading

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Debris

Time had suffered a profound disturbance, and I could feel all sorts of dark debris from the far past shifting and beginning to move up towards the surface. — Iris Murdoch

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Leaves

Is it such a light matter to find tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones and good in everything? — James A. B. Scherer, The Romance of Japan

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Abortive Letters and Hopeless Juxtapositions

While Expressionism showed angry gods of truth and falsehood tearing through the city with images sparked off the anvil of reality, dada showed the city as meaningless signs, a collage of abortive letters and hopeless juxtapositions. — Tobias Churton

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Shaving is a way to start the workday by ritually not cutting your throat when you’ve the chance… — Ben Lerner

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November

O dark fear of death as The gold dies in a grey cloud Of November’s evening — Trakl

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