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"I want to make a poem of my life" - Yukio Mishima


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50 Book Challenge 2015: 07/50 books (2119/10,000 pages)
50 Book Challenge 2014: 53/50 books (11,179/10,000 pages)

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Collected Poems - Patrick Kavanagh
Close to the Knives - David Wojnarowicz
The Good Nurse - Charles Graeber
Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
Peré Goriot - Honoré de Balzac
Induced Coma - Harold Jaffe
Mysteries - Knut Hamsun
Desire - Frank Bidart
Predicate - Peter Sotos
Storm Toward Morning - Malachi Black
Blood Lyrics - Katie Ford
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"J'ai fait la magique étude
Du Bonheur, que nul n'élude."

- Arthur Rimbaud

"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly."

- Richard Bach

"I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning."

- Aleister Crowley

"One should always be drunk. That’s all that matters … With wine, poetry, or virtue as you choose. But get drunk."

- Charles Baudelaire

"Most men will not swim before they are able to. Is not that witty? Naturally, they won’t swim! They are born for the solid earth, not for the water. And naturally they won’t think. They are made for life, not for thought. Yes, and he who thinks, what’s more, he who makes thought his business, he may go far in it, but he has bartered the solid earth for the water all the same, and one day he will drown."

- Hermann Hesse

"...human beings possess the weapon of knowledge in order to make life bearable. For animals such things aren't necessary. Animals don't need knowledge or anything of the sort to make life bearable. But human beings do need something, and with knowledge they can make the very intolerableness of life a weapon, though at the same time that intolerableness is not reduced in the slightest. That's all there is to it."

- Yukio Mishima

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