Scottholstad's Quotes

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You cried out in your sleep last night, steel toe boots doing dances in your head. It’s raining now and no one cares. Palmetto trees stand guard outside. He died last night, actually at 7:45 this morning. Will you cry? Will you?

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 5 days ago

angry, violent, bizarre, we’re obscene in our lust, oblivious in our pain. i’m a man driven by my passions. sometimes I desire normalcy but then my brain wakes up and i return to reality.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 18 days ago

spent some time gittin juiced on the junk you know and the poems would come thick and black, coffeelike, a little bitter you know and when the pores started jiving and all it'd be time to git on down and groove, let the words flow forth, try not to suffocate, live one more day.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

we dream of peace and tranquility, the day when we no longer despair but our self-imposed angst cannot be avoided. we can't run. it won't go away. the noises i hear in my hell are very real and i'll continue to exist in an interested sort of anguish, looking for bloodstains on acid free sidewalks.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

we sweat through our doldrums somehow, sheer insane boredom; society can no longer focus and my poems keep drying up and blowing away.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

I see things differently. Rocks look suspicious to me as do certain hubcaps. Paranoia seeps through my pores, it’s just a part of me. Truthfully, I don’t know what to say anymore. My body is a piece of art; I don’t care about external scars, it’s the internal ones I live with and Satan dances towards me.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

caffeine fixture, liquid buzz, kinda makes the juices curl inside and out like having a pair of powdery legs wrapped tightly around your neck – strong and just a little wicked

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

oh great, more Really Important People sitting down beside me with their damned mobile phones to screech in LOUD voices condos resale values, great new stock options, frequent flyer miles, who is fucking whom… actually, i think the rest of us are being screwed by these social leeches but god they look good don’t they

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

We wake up, breathe, live life often against our wishes and our better judgement. We console ourselves by telling ourselves this is no fault of our own but that doesn’t take away the reality of the pain, the streaming dreams, the utter shock of life, the shattered pieces of survival.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

Blank paper before me; fresh snow fall, tracks slowly appearing, my future mapped out, my life, my day. Minute by minute, laboriously, every nook, every cranny exposed. This is my true life, I think while wondering what became of the person I used to be.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

Which is worse? The horror of waking up alone or the horror of waking up next to someone else?

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

Bukowski was wrong. these words don't matter. you pound them out and send them off and they're gone just like that and all you're left with is a blank screen staring you in the face.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

I want the guilt hatred hostility shame violence perfectionism biases humanity to flee, jump off the Terminal Island bridge. How many times have I laid next to you in bed with my arms around you wanting to blow my brains out? My grave marks my preference, my erasure, my wholeness.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

I want people to wail, gnash their teeth, beat each other with words when they read my poems, all guns death drugs despair, life as I know it and live it and want it to be. I want people to read my poetry and try not to puke, vomit, cry. Poetry exists to disturb, punish, torment—show what’s real, man. Shudder wild beauty, for this is a fantastic freakshow, ain’t my garden of flowers and love, pity, and grandeur. I don’t wish to kill poetry, but to blow it through the roof—til the last junkie’s dead, til the matrix has gotten us all, til we’ve hung overdoses on the edge, the words, the poem.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

we met shoe shopping and she asked me out. over drinks she said aren’t you going to kiss me? when i dumped her over the phone four months later, she told me i had been a lovely person to love.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

Empty beer bottles, Crushed packets of Marlboro, Graffiti on stairwells, Blond stubble on heads stuffed with hate, Me, with my circumcised brown vision, Icy blood of undefined pedigree, I am marked for slaughter In the abattoir of the Gulag. I cower behind the Swastika Chained to my door.

Ashok Niyogi  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

They closed the transient 5th Avenue Motel and now where will they go? They came from all over to stay for a night or a month or whatever they could afford, however they can afford it – and now it’s gone, broken windows boarded up, chain link fence surrounding it like it’s a dog with scurvy. The transient hotel drained pale, pissing in an empty ashtray.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

There's a big hole in people, even the long legged ones, and they eat and eat because they don't want to die; at least they want to revel in their misery for one more day, and they look back at me with suspicious eyes and then they go back to their dead life and dream of peace and love and compassion, and I continue to stare at them in a blurred stupor.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

so there we are, golden drones droning in unison. this is the West man, the pinnacle of civilization. this is where it started man. Come visit my culture. come culture my vision. we all own Automobiles here too. 87 greyhounds died in a fire today. someone lost some bucks.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

Oh God, don’t you want us to live, to stop killing ourselves? Will they come to see me when I die? Which begs the question, what about now? They say you need other people in your life, but do they need you? Do they?

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

bonds are formed, death with the dead, those with no hope, the despair written in their eyes selling bit & pieces of shit called food for an extra sheet to put over their shivering bodies

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

The day began simply enough, cigarette in hand, coffee, black and bitter, wadded up newspaper, and after I got out of bed You were there too, and you wanted to debate the meaning of existence, but I couldn’t at that moment Outside, the birds sang to each other, words of wisdom, clouds of the finest smoke, a mob of blue jays descended on the bird feeder, the light still peachy If there are lessons to be Learned and gauntlets run, If you remain holy, The seed will be taken right from your hand.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

you look your woman in the eye and kill her by telling her the truth or you turn away and let her see what she wants. i try not to shake too much when i turn the lights out and the sobbing begins

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

when they look at me and ask how could you i want to tell them how fucking easy it is you just need a little sickness in the head and an i don’t give a shit attitude

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

i’ve been reading poems by notable poets about cows * sheep * pigeons * fish * deer & the like & honestly it makes me ill. i write about what i know: big cities, street gangs, the homeless, food stamps, death & suicide & i wonder who reads this boring crap, who gets inspired? I want it hard edged, baby, poems on razorblades cutting through skin, tendons, even bones, poems that make the blood flow & run deep in real rivers of life.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

Bronchial fix, lung lining expanding again, pounding holes, stabbing me in the back, bacterial traitor, wheezing breath from me, giving me the wonderful opportunity to take panting lessons from Rover.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

They’re telling me I need to change my appearance; I may look unnecessarily menacing to people. That it’s the shaved head, beard, black leather jacket, black t-shirt decorated with blood, black jeans, black Doc boots. Now I’m supposed to turn into some preppy punk, internalize any appearances of aggression, regress to high school when I underwent the same BS and all this to avoid inviting unnecessary potential hostility and confrontations. What they seem to ignore is if this is true, it doesn’t bother me one damn bit. I’m happy to kick the shit out of anyone who doesn’t like my jacket. Then again, maybe that’s the attitude they’re trying to eliminate….

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

I woke last night from a nightmare in which I saw a malignant society of pathological liars racked with insecurities, consumed by guilt, screaming for violence and I noticed I was sweating most profusely as I thanked the heavens above that it was only a dream before turning on the light to get a cigarette.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

on sale today we have Doubts, Insecurities, Depression and Guilt for reduced prices, in this section Self-Hatred, Suicidal Ideation and Anger. that section there has Betrayal, Inferiority, Hostility and Frustration, but in the back, the best … Confusion, Apathy, Paranoia, Irritation and the beloved Need-To-Kiss-Ass-At-Work all on sale for very, very low prices…

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

a beautiful girl spoke to me today thru little honey’d whispers dreaming icicles streams of words mouth moving saying much in little tones traveling passionately into distant lands far off hopes stranger’s arms a hoped-for death told her secret

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

What I mean to say is no, I don’t want her back, just words hanging like leaves from a tree limb, nothing can bring her back anyway; words wouldn’t build her bit by bit, piece by piece, she’s gone, and there is strength in knowing that. Maybe the longing will ease. Maybe the seconds will lapse into minutes. I’m not Christ – I can’t raise the dead.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

the words on the paper im readin are blarin out at me loud an angrylike tellin me there's no end to the recession theres no jobs theres no peace theres no hope man an people wonder why i do what i do? an bums are bummin lights from me and babies are squintin up at me an my coffee is rupturing my gut bitterlike an i guess the world is kinda like the coffee sometimes – ill be suffering thru both tomorrow.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

It's had about a thousand lives in it, some brittle and cold, others quaint and lively. The wallpaper's peeling and the pipes are rusting. The shingles are breaking away, falling to ancient earth but the hearth still smells of warm breakfast, eggs sizzling in their beds, toast crisp with strains of raspberry jam, griddlecakes tanning themselves, milk being topped off. Somewhere there is a rumbling, a truck bearing gifts of furniture, a car with parents cooing to their young and calming the family pets as they speed on to their destination.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

She told me that a friend of hers had heard of me and exclaimed “he’s disturbing to read.” now i like that – “disturbing to read: -- like popping pills or pushing the plunger down, like big knives and rusty razors. i’m fucking disturbing – let me disturb you too

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

You can take it with you because objects don’t just disappear like some people do, intent to remind and to continue breaking, like china cups fragile hearts

Gretchen VanOstrand  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

i’m sleeping next to no one or no thing except the mirror and the only thing i see in the room is the reflection of the person i despise the most

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

she had this inherent need to create a new identity for each and every occasion, to become someone different every day to mask the emptiness, the pain of true isolation. If you tried you could smell the death surrounding her; a dead soul is black regardless of what it may be wearing.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

I am intoxicated with withdrawal, paranoia, anger and fear. I live for the moment of meeting eyes telling fortunes – they can’t tell mine and God does that drive them nuts. I confuse people, scare them; they can’t quite get a grasp on me. I just take my meds and pray to the gods for their souls.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

I used to think bad dream it’ll surely go away if you wait long enough, better if you could start all over wearing just the birthday suit – but since, I’ve learned that’s out so instead go therapeutically to a lonely far-off place, shout “too much” twenty times, return & laugh hysterically and then breathe a silent thanks for sincere smiles, warm welcomes and adults consenting mutually…

Jim DeWitt  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

caffeine buzz liquid thrill, chills slowly going down kinda wicked 'n edgy like legs spread wide in razor wrapped dreams, like looking glass lust on lsd, like wigged out flesh of lightening fear, like fried out bits of lovers angst, i lust at you, i live for you, i want you here w/ me

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

not a day goes by when I am not thinking of you you are like an open field full of ocean waves – to run through and never get wet but almost. this is the way I want to go home in a place – where the curtains are sails – bulging go break the fence post the houses want to run away

Lisa Kucharski  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

one night i saw the black widow crawling on my bed and the fear coursing through my veins felt like the best kind of hell

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

i'm still waiting for someone to kick in the groove wake us up get the juices flowing and you know the shit gets more stale a little more square every day and we're diggin our own grave jumpin in head first and still we cry out for leaders to take us away start the groove over but the tunes are the same doesn't really matter where you start.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

sweat streaming killing hard in over kill i wake up screaming . there’s nothing to be done but go at it again

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

anyway i saw it coming from the rooftops. they said the second coming was heading our way tomorrow’s world today force fed to us in a tobacco colored spoon keep us entertained – content - oppressed. we prayed, friend, and they brought it down.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

dancing with death when he whispers in your ear is a very erotic moment in a man’s life and it may not have happened yet for me but he’s sent his assistants many times to try me out. we’ve all been failures much to death’s disappointment

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

i always like trying to catch a bus in a new city wondering how will i know which one to take and simply deciding this one as it pulls up and looking at the natives looking at me and getting off at the end wondering where the hell i am and how will i get back.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

it’s not funny nor humorous anymore, is it? this practical confine greasing our gills, gilding our lilies, suffocating on our common wreckage

Todd Kalinski  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

do you hate yourself i wonder?you can’t expect others to accept you until you’ve been able to accept yourself. sometimes i think i can really feel the pain. i’ve been there, i live there. but if you can make it through, nothing will beat you. you know the madhouses are full of emotional suicides. let’s just take it day by day.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

DID YOU KNOW!?! That all of human history can be described entirely in terms of the interaction between contractors and middle-level management. It’s all true It’s impossible to lie in any language and equally impossible to tell the truth.

Sal Salasin  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

War is the true Nature of the world, a dog with matted fur lapping eagerly at the bloody Nile, wagging its threadbare tail the entire time.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

Ashes keep drifting onto my paper, charcoal snowflakes on a minefield of blanks, words bouncing around off each other uttering impotent images of sight sound terror life crying for recognition, narcissistic eunuchs reflecting my face, ruining the snowfield.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

I was a thin kid, muscular and strong. I beat all of my friends in almost any athletic competition and routinely won races. Hell, I even played football with the boys and held my own. The day someone I loved made me question my once capable body was the day that my love-hate relationship began with myself and with diet culture.

Gretchen VanOstrand  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

Love is an object that is difficult for me to sink myself into, to grasp and hold; it evades my touch and others sense this. I am termed cold, mean, irritable, overly serious many times over. I wish to walk arm in arm, hand in hand, without your fears pervading, without my feeling that others are staring; I wish to lose the fog and retain you, your essence, your radiance, your strength. Truthfully, I don’t know what to say to much anymore. Satan dances backwards for me, people are worried about my body, my art. I don’t give a shit about the external scars, it’s the internal ones I live with.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

Fragments of poems are Leaking out through the Blood… If you listen closely, You can hear the sounds of windows closing, locking, being sealed. I believe in you and yours Do you Me and mine?

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

here with you and it just doesn't seem real sometimes and wanting to know you what you look like when I'm not with you what you think when you're in bed at night what made you cry the other day wanting to bury myself inside you and burrow into you can't get out never get out and become you live you be you

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

lately I’ve been feeling like I’ve been mellowing out a bit and at those times my wife lovely reassures me by saying, no, you’re still the same uptight bastard you’ve always been

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

We share this moment not through touch but our eyes, yours brilliant, shining, willing, wanting to know feel the pain, understand, mine dead to the world, a bleak history of empty files

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 5 months ago

I look at the world like frost in a windowpane, confused, unseeing, and I wait for a solution which will never come.I see the world through eyes glazed over searching for relief from the ungodly pain. fuck the stigma. I just want normalcy.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 6 months ago

there are no fucking miracles aside from the fact that i’m still alive and far too many other people are too - why in the world people aren’t throwing themselves off bridges in droves i’ll never know

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 6 months ago

normalcy? an answer to a crossword puzzle question my body bears the strain of a suicide wannabe the look in my eye turns people away humanity frightens so easily that the words bubble to the top of the lobotomized

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 6 months ago

Outside, the birds sang to each other, words of wisdom, clouds of the finest smoke, a mob of blue jays descended on the bird feeder, the light still peachy. If there are lessons to be Learned and gauntlets run, If you remain holy, The seed will be taken right from your hand.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 6 months ago

This was how I learned Eternity all foes gone Just me here now And free to vary

Sheila E. Murphy  Famous Quote

added 6 months ago

Night is an abyss at the edge of a footstep, raining anvils in a mercury-retrograde imagination needing chemicals. Fog is a curtain of anticipation. When lifted our way is lit by stars on a high dose of infinity.

Belinda Subraman  Famous Quote

added 6 months ago

pound for pound, the best one of the bunch, a fighter, scratcher, pit bull, she can nail ‘em to the floor in one second flat, her body’s beautiful, but her mind’s a work of art, whirling madly, twisting and turning, she’s a REAL woman and she won’t let you forget it

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 6 months ago

News has warped us now to what we thought our parents were. Our flags wave backwards in a non-directional wind force-fanning our irrationality and silent warmth that resists captivity or even calm.

Belinda Subraman  Famous Quote

added 6 months ago

reality is often little more than a mirror reflecting visions made of ice and steel cold permanent and carefully contrived.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 6 months ago

violence is so american violence is pretty girls guns ‘n danger rape, murder, ‘n mayhem tv above all eats us up ‘n spits us out tells us lies we willingly believe

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 6 months ago

Language doesn’t do it justice, the body intact yet ready for rebirth The landscape of flowers and secrets left untold.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 6 months ago

Stop! let me go back because the sparkling frost covers the yard and now your last stop on Earth is frozen

Gretchen VanOstrand  Famous Quote

added 6 months ago

Some are born to greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them for blowing off the hands and feet of Nicaraguan coffee harvesters. The rest of us are forced to work. It’s amusing but nothing logical or scientific.

Sal Salasin  Famous Quote

added 6 months ago

We wake up, breathe, live life, often against our wishes and our better judgement. We console ourselves by telling ourselves this is no fault of our own but that doesn’t take away the reality of the pain, the streaming dreams, the utter shock of life, the shattered pieces of survival.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 6 months ago

If I killed myself now would I make the papers would anyone care I already know the answer to that besides it’s irrelevant

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 6 months ago

Factories find work so meaningless they dream of being torn down even before they’re built.

Antler  Famous Quote

added 6 months ago

well it’s almost noon and i've done nothing all day, all my great plans shot to hell, of getting up at 7 and writing 3 new poems 1 new story 5 letters of sending out submissions to 4 new magazines and making several phone calls all by noon – so i'll just keep drinking coffee and reading from the stack of books on my kitchen table and maybe i'll go catch a flick and maybe just maybe i'll get half as much done tomorrow.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

today is a good day for murder love hatred sex violence drugs revisionist attitudes anarchy of the sense letters and the like teatime exists in the MinD snarling underground day addiction

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

she said i want you to meet him you'll like him really yeah i thought like car crash broken glass rusty razored underwear barbed wire cheer acid fear like walking down normandie naked nightly like tiger claws 'n earthquake falls i'll really relish meeting 'm.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

she wants to to be loved for a few hours at least. I look away, people need peace. it’s raining hard outside; lives are breaking in the storm.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Winter is a long descent Into hell, a daring Kidnapper, on whose lips Rest the word always. Look upon it as the rains Do, leafless trees blowing Earthward like constraints, Shackles of the soul.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

we’re a community full of signs, the Billboard Generation, tell me you love me and buy me a beer. is my breath fresh enough? is love really love? is death really death? i want to be jealous but i’m an artist.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

I lay in bed absorbing fear, collecting strength, enjoying the slumberous sounds of solitude. To perish without love, I think, is a tragedy worth knowing.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

I head this man on t.v. saying ‘in order for God to be able to use someone they must first fear God.’ I have also heard that God is in everyone. This must be why so many people scare me.

Lisa Kucharski  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

People tend to get nervous when you stare at them. They are racked with enough insecurities as it is. They always look away, glance back quickly and look away again. Some part of them melts and as they attempt to gather themselves, their flesh forms puddles at their feet.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

In the space of two mere weeks, I have come to know the meaning of life. I won’t share it with you, because we all have to find our own meaning. Camus was right, though. Sometimes, I feel just like Meursault.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

she dreams dreams wrapped in unknown skins. sweat scented covers are tossed aside in her urgency. she dreams recklessly of reckless abandonment in a dark, dank world.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

I long for things. I long for things I can’t begin to describe, but while I am affected chemically, I ultimately need to assume responsibility for my actions and if love counts and life counts then I can’t be a sleepwalker. I have to choose, lie down with my choices, make my efforts, try to get better, live to see my illness, not through crazed eyes, but through the eyes of a shared language – reconstructed depths of wholeness.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

i am sometimes afraid of the loner in me and of what is inside you your need to merge become one to see the world through another pair of eyes I'm afraid i need to retain my identity

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

i drive 160 on the freeway in the hopes of a fiery escape my major x-mas wish and like everyone else i get shit life on a razor’s edge words that kill and guns that don’t

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

sometimes it’s the senseless feelings which overwhelm you, the despair and frustration which build to dangerous levels and the subsequent release, the cigarettes, alcohol, nameless fucks, nights spent in the drunk tank. the cats howling outside the window know this and they act accordingly.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

The thing about rights is they're not actually supposed to be voted on. That's why they're called rights.

Rachel Maddow  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

it’s not that i think sandals are for hippies and it’s not that i think they’re a west coast item only and it's not that I don't appreciate kind gifts. it’s just that when you wear sandals you have to clip your toenails.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

glazed eyes staring stupid looking at nothing and seeing everything born of and into ignorance what society dictates we consume cattle gathering around learning devices called television

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Moods invent the man. I am a creation of turbulence, a rider of an ongoing merry-go-round.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

I'll be damned if my family, uncles, cousins fought, bled, sacrificed all on foreign beaches to free millions of people being tortured and killed by insane genocidal fascists AS WELL AS trying to keep the rest of the world safe from these evil monsters, only to find some decades later, flags bearing Swastikas being planted in American soil, if not eventually American political buildings and agencies!

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

I chose an eternity of this, Like falling angels, the world disappeared. Laughing into the fire, is it always like this? Flesh and blood and the first kiss; The first colours, the first kiss.

Robert Smith, The Cure  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

I need my conscience to keep watch over me To protect me from myself So I can wear honesty like a crown on my head When I walk into the promised land

Brendan Perry  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

I hurt myself today To see if I still feel. I focus on the pain, the only thing that's real.

Trent Reznor  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

seeing is believing they say and if boundaries are limitless are we? or is existence twofold and doomed before the sights are set and if so does God really weep for humanity and must we continue to seek sustenance through escapism and do sporting events in all their microcosmic glory refute the tenets of nihilism or should we simply accept and wallow in our ignorance unbearable lightness of being creatures who feelwhat -- I don’t know

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

of course i have learned over the years that my fantasies are always better than reality and i leave it at that.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Poets speak truth when no one else can or will. That's why the hunger for poetry grows when the world grows dark. When repression grows, when people speak in whispers or not at all, they turn to poetry to find out what's going on.

Diane di Prima  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Now fear had begun, a rational response instead of insanity.

Philip K. Dick  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

some people never go crazy. what truly horrible lives they must lead.

Charles Bukowski  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

The few who are ballsy enough to actually live wind up in madhouses, tortured by actuality. We all wind up in the same place anyhow … food for unseeing worms.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

We look through the sights, squeeze the trigger and the toy soldiers go flying, dying hard but smiling in the process. The toy maker should be laughing the whole way to the bank but Nietzsche said he was dead too.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

when you despise yourself and everyone else in the world, you just give up, say fuck it, and pray the fuckers will accidentally press the big bomb buttons

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.

Christopher Hitchens  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

why do they think that when you are occupied reading the L.A. Times or perhaps a fine novel that in reality you are dying of loneliness and in specific need of their company?

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

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i am mired in a pathology of contradictions; Perfect paranoia is perfect awareness, my son says . . . & i have no trouble believing it

Andrew Gettler  Famous Quote

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Sure, I’ve written about women and sex and madhouses, just like Bukowski did, but I’ve also written about many other topics, often utilizing other stylistic methods in doing so. Bukowski would probably have been annoyed with the rambling tone of my poems in Cells.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

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Winter, and You are the only Possibilities in this World. Paper, pen, Teeth, bones, and skin, The future is now. How will you make This work, snowflakes Against the window, Every ounce of pain Like blood on my lips.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

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Almond Blossom. if you don’t look closely at the rings of the branches, it could be by anyone. well, anyone who was among the greatest painters of the century: matisse, perhaps. anyone who had studied prints from the japanese. anyone who loved light, and living things. anyone who believed in the rebirth of nature, the seasons of existence, the blossoming of the creative.

Gerald Locklin  Famous Quote

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If destiny will decide to topple my overgrown mesquite tree into the neighbor's yard, who knows. When the gods act up, we don't ask why. We keep quiet. We wait.

Lisa Zaran  Famous Quote

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i am nothing but bits of paper, grains of sand pressed hot against hard flesh, campfires burning bright against the still night. i am man‑flesh human life walking ~ dreaming, twitching under the noonday sun.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

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But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.

Albert Camus  Famous Quote

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we love and hate with equal madness

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

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The apocalyptic aspects of horror, cyberpunk and surrealism, with a steady overtone of mental aberrations, are explored through the diverse arts of literature, music, film, art, comics and technology. -- In reference to the infamous, eclectic magazine, Cyber-Psychos AOD #8, 1999.

Anne Dyer  Famous Quote

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when it’s time to break down and you’re lying in bed fighting off the urge to scream, when you’re lying there shivering, it’s not the memories that keep you going. instead it’s the dreams and the cats blaring evil and godlike into the blankness. at times like this, it’s best just to sit back and let what is be.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

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No one is asked whether they wish To be born. Everyone is asked to die. Life is comprised of the noisy silence One makes of it.

Scott C. Holstad  Famous Quote

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