A certain man once lost a diamond cuff-link in the wide blue sea, and twenty years later, on the exact day, a Friday apparently, he was eating a large fish - but there was no diamond inside. That’s what I like about coincidence.
I think it is all a matter of love: the more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is.
The writer's job is to get the main character up a tree, and then once they are up there, throw rocks at them.
There are aphorisms that, like airplanes, stay up only while they are in motion.
Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.
Curiosity is insubordination in its purest form.
Mind you, sometimes the angels smoke, hiding it with their sleeves, and when the archangel comes, they throw the cigarettes away: that’s when you get shooting stars.
Do not be angry with the rain; it simply does not know how to fall upwards.
And the rest is rust and stardust.
Knowing you have something good to read before bed is among the most pleasurable of sensations.
Last Update: 3 August 2021
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