Things from the Soul

‘But with all be frank, and things from the soul speak thou forth.’

Sibylline Oracles

 

 

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We all look the same when we’re puking in the gutter

“Hemingway and Fitzgerald didn’t drink because they were creative, alienated, or morally weak. They drank because it’s what alkies are wired up to do. Creative people probably do run a greater risk of alcoholism and addiction than those in some other jobs, but so what? We all look the same when we’re puking in the gutter.” – Stephen King, On Writing

Jess in Real Life – Penguin Classics

Finally reading Kafka’s The Trial and I stumbled across this gem: ‘No, no,’ said K. with a note of forgiveness in his voice as if the lad had done something wrong but he forgave him.’

I think I wrote a line like that once and a teacher crossed it through with a red pen.

Now I see that my primary school just wasn’t ready for me.