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Literary Zen IX

W. Somerset Maugham

I would sooner a writer were vulgar than mincing; for life is vulgar,
and it is life he seeks.
~ W. Somerset Maugham

 
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Now that I’ve the Time

A couple days ago, I wrote a painfully long post called The Irrepressible Nature of Irony.

I mean, dude*, it is a massive monster of a missive.

I mean, wow.

Anyway, as a mea culpa, of sorts, for torturing you with such interminablely tedious twaddle, I left a footnote that reads:
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Don’t be a Doormat

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat. ― Rebecca West

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#timesup

Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac

the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars

 
 

 

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The Sea Trials of an Unfortunate Sailor

THE SEA TRIALS OF AN UNFORTUNATE SAILOR

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