Some people will tell you that slow is good – but I’m here to tell you that fast is better. I’ve always believed this, in spite of the trouble it’s caused me. Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube.
—Hunter S. Thompson, Kingdom of Fear
“Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heartache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Every man, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. there is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, only to discover what is already there.”
— Henry Miller
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“I don’t like purely philosophical works. I think a little philosophy should be added to life and art by way of seasoning, but to make it one’s specialty seems to me as strange as eating nothing but horseradish.”
—Boris Pasternak (Doctor Zhivago)
“My only regret in life is that I did not drink more Champagne.”— John Maynard Keynes