Tuesday, July 3, 2012

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"The tradition has always been that you may more or less describe the things that happen you imagine them of course but you more or less describe the things that happen but nowadays everybody all day long knows what is happening and so what is happening is not really interesting." - Gertrude Stein 1936


"The closed parenthesis reads: the dead bury the dead,
and it is not very interesting." - Charles Olson 1946


"It's the peculiarity of the literary man to hold forth about his own nature, to become mired in a mess of contradictions: clear-sighted and despairing, solitary yet at one with others, making fine phrases out of his bad conscience, etc. It's been going on for quite a few years now and has begun to be profitable. But all things considered I've never found it very interesting." - Georges Perec 1972

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