Wednesday, 28 April 2010

This is a battle, a war, and the casualties could be your hearts and souls

"For a true writer each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or that others have tried and failed. Then sometimes, with great luck, he will succeed."
- Ernest Hemingway in his Nobel Prize acceptance speech

When you read, don’t just consider what the author thinks, consider what you think

Now we all have a great need for acceptance, but you must trust that your beliefs are unique, your own, even though others may think them odd or unpopular. Robert Frost said, "Two roads diverged in the wood and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."
John Keating, Dead Poets Society

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Here we are with our running and confusion, and I don't see no confusion anywhere

Shyness is nice, and
Shyness can stop you
From doing all the things in life
You'd like to
Ask - The Smiths

Be whoever you have to be, I won't judge you

In this book, his father had written as an inscription and directive, write what you want. Every day, or as often as you can, write what you want. That way, whenever you’re confused or rudderless, you can look to this book, and be reminded where you want to go and what you’re looking for…This journal was for positive wants, not negative wants. When you wanted something negative, it didn’t count, he said. A want should be positive, his father had said. a want should improve your life while improving the world, even if just a little bit.  
The Wild Things, Dave Eggers

Thursday, 22 April 2010

He bit your lip and on the tip of your tongue was your view

Πολλές φορές πίστεψα ότι η ευχαρίστηση μου θα ήταν να πηγαίνω πάντα ίσια μπροστά μου, χωρίς να ξέρω πού, χωρίς να νοιάζεται κανένας, και να βλέπω πάντα καινούργιες χώρες. Δεν είμαι καλά ποτέ και πουθενά, κι νομίζω πάντα ότι θα ήμουν καλύτερα αλλού και όχι εκεί που είμαι.
Η κλίση του καθενός, Σάρλ Μπωντλαίρ

Sunday, 18 April 2010

I was moving through the silence without motion, waiting for you

«...θα μπορούσα να καταπιώ το κενό
θα μπορούσα να ρίξω φωτοβολίδες αγάπης
μέσα στο σκοτάδι»

Charles Bukowski - Πόλη των Αγγέλων

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

This is the world that we live in

You know, school, then college, then work, fuck that. And fuck the air force academy. If I wanna fly, I’ll find a way to fly.
You do what you love, and fuck the rest.
Little Miss Sunshine

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Little girl, you're old enough to understand, that you'll always be a stranger in a strange, strange land

Πλήθoς, μοναξιά: όροι ταυτόσημοι και εναλασσόμενοι για τον δραστήριο και γόνιμο ποιητή. Όποιος δεν ξέρει να γεμίσει την μοναξιά του, δεν ξέρει ούτε να μένει μόνος του μέσα σε ένα πολυάσχολο πλήθος. Ο ποιητής απολαμβάνει αυτό το ασύγκριτο προνόμιο, να μπορεί κατά την επιθυμία του να είναι ο εαυτός του και οι άλλοι. Σαν αυτές τις περιπλανώμενες ψυχές που ψάχνουν ένα κορμί, μπαίνει, όταν θέλει, μέσα στον κάθε άνθρωπο.
Τα πλήθη, Σάρλ Μπωντλαίρ

Thursday, 8 April 2010

But you don't really care for music do you?

Οne man sits alone in the rain
listening. the audience notices him. they turn
and look. the orchestra goes about its
business. the man sits in the night in the rain,
listening. there is something wrong with him,
isn't there?
he came to hear the
Charles Bukowski - Rain (extract)

Take my hands off of your eyes too soon

Τα οδηγείς απαλά προς την θάλασσα που είναι το Άπειρο, και στην διαύγεια της ωραίας ψυχής σου αντανακλώνται τα βάθη τ’ ουρανού· και όταν, κουρασμένα από τις φουρτούνες και παραγεμισμένα με της Ανατολής τα προϊόντα, γυρνούν στο γενέθλιο λιμάνι, είναι πάλι οι σκέψεις μου που εμπλουτισμένες επιστρέφουν από το Άπειρο σε σένα.
Σαρλ Μπωντλαίρ (απόσπασμα από: Πρόσκληση σε ταξίδι)