The only story that seems worth writing is a cry, a shot, a scream. A story should break the reader’s heart.
– Susan Sontag
Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
- Ernest Hemingway
The last stroke of midnight dies/ All day in one chair/ From dream to dream and rhyme to rhyme I have ranged/ In rambling talk with an image of air:/ Vague memories, nothing but memories.
- William Butler Yeats
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
“I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart: I am. I am. I am.” - The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
“It’s usually the most wounded among us who inflict the most pain on others.”
– Patti Davis
Dear future generations: Please accept our apologies. We were rolling drunk on petroleum.
- Kurt Vonnegut
Collage courtesy of Karen Gutfreund
What broke in a man when he could bring himself to kill another?
- Alan Paton