Leisure Sickness

"Hatred inspires them, anger prompts them to an ardour and an activity in which there is no great joy; sadism is needed to extract any pleasure from it; whereas unkind people suppose themselves to be punishing someone equally unkind."

- Marcel Proust, Côté de Guermantes. 230.

Jul 29

"My mother, torn between her love for my father and her hope that I might turn out to have brains, preserved an impartiality which she expressed by silence."

- Marcel Proust, Côté de Guermantes. 200.

Jul 21

"So for night after idiotic night we crept from ambush to ambush, sustained only by the decreasingly plausible hope of coming out alive, that and no other, and if we did come out alive one thing was for sure, that we’d never, absolutely never, forget that we had discovered on earth a man shaped like you and me, but a thousand times more ferocious than the crocodiles and sharks with wide-open jaws that circle just below the surface around the shiploads of garbage and rotten meat that get chucked overboard in the Havana roadstead."

- Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Journey to the End of The Night. 17.

Dec 21

"His fame rested on lechery, alcoholism, reckless driving, and draft evasion. He had had a dazzling talent for spending millions without increasing mankind’s stores of anything but chagrin."

- Kurt Vonnegut, Cat’s Cradle. 59.

Sep 2

"I remember that you used to whisper me to sleep with stories of us one day living on the Moon… are you beyond that by now?"

- Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow. 738.

Aug 29

"There isn’t any symbolysm [sic]. The sea is the sea. The old man is an old man. The boy is a boy and the fish is a fish. The sharks are all sharks no better and no worse. All the symbolism that people say is shit. What goes beyond is what you see beyond when you know."

- Ernest Hemingway, On Writing

Aug 26

"It was a brand-new game, in which rival architectures of hearts became the chief contenders for selection by nature, and on that new level, ever more complex patterns quickly evolved."

- Douglas Hofstadter, I Am a Strange Loop. 29.

Aug 25

"Education ennobles the soul and this is useless in the army."

- Jaroslav Hasek, The Good Soldier Svejk.

Aug 9

"Suskind: I understand the music, I understand the movies, I even see how comic books can tell us things. But there are professors in this place who read nothing but cereal boxes. Gladney: It’s the only avante-garde we’ve got."

- Don DeLillo, “White Noise”

Jul 17
laughingsquid:

Shot Glass Card, A Paper Greeting Card That Folds Into a Shot Glass


It’s everything I’ve ever wanted in a birthday card.
May 1

laughingsquid:

Shot Glass Card, A Paper Greeting Card That Folds Into a Shot Glass

It’s everything I’ve ever wanted in a birthday card.