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  •  Ha (19+ / 0-)

    one of the quotes that you thought great ...and it is... from my book is this

    “And just for a moment I had reached the point of ecstasy that I always wanted to reach, which was the complete step across chronological time into timeless shadows, and wonderment in the bleakness of the mortal realm, and the sensation of death kicking at my heels to move on, wiht a phantom dogging its own heels, and myself hurrying to a plank where all the angels dove off and flew into the holy void of uncreated emptiness, the potent and inconceivable radiancies shining in bright Mind Essence, innumerable lotus-lands falling open in the magic mothswarm of heaven. - Sal Paradise”

    offered as a comical bit...but then more...and of course "On the Road" and its characters are throughout the book!

    Jack Kerouac's!!!!!... and you can see why it's there ...along with Dean Moriarity... Impeccable taste!

    •  Here's one of my favorite quotes ..that I wrote (12+ / 0-)

      myself

      “Sometimes, when I feel like a motherless child I go to the Rivers of Babylon. I search. I know. No woman, no cry and a woman can change a man. But I feel good. Somewhere in the world with my Bel Ami, if she is not dizzy and doesn't want living like a movie star! I think I have no time to lose. I have to go to Barbarella fortuneteller. What will be: lovin' or leavin'? She said don't give it up. Look that swan girl in the ring and ask her “Do you wanna bump?”
      Loneliest was reading that as he sat beside my bed.
      “Yeah, man. You was out of it. When they said you would get better I started writin’ down this shit you were saying. Do you wanna bump? Oh, man!”
      I knew I had asked him before but I asked him again.
      “Where am I? What happened to me?”

      He put down the big book he was reading outta. I must have said a lot!

      “Man, I told you before. You got shot in the back with a big black arrow. And it was all pizened up with the ichor of Jane or something and you were dying when Leadbelly saved us all. You asked to touch the book and then babbled some shit about you were there to free the Greeks and a Missa Long He whoever she is and then something about you are tired of trees when this big white guy kneeled right next to you and pulled out the arrow and you ululated and he rubbed railroad earth on you and we put you in the back of the Eldorado and you’re at the Colored Hospital run by the Black Knights of Pythias. Man, it’s fucked up. They don’t even have TV. You were a dying still but old Walt saved your ass with all kinds of stuff. Look here.”

       And he started reading from bottles. “Perfect Silence of the Stars,” “Mystical Moist Night Air.” “He said your bowels were clothed with abomination and it was pretty bad and it looked like you were gettin’ venerealee eye so he gave you that and the next day he came in and said “Stick your hands in your pockets, Jonathan--you are a made man from this day. You are mighty cute--and here is one of your bargains.” He’s a great nurse but kinda crazy and thinks your name is Jonathan.”

      “Oh, I know his name but we are all Jonathans,” Walt Whitman said as he walked into the room. Grabbed my hand and felt my pulse, put his hand on my unfevered brow. “A bit of rest and you’ll be fine….

      A vast similitude interlocks all,
      All spheres, grown, ungrown, small, large, suns, moons, planets,
      All distances of place however wide,
      All distances of time, all inanimate forms,
      All souls, all living bodies though they be ever so different, or in
        different worlds,
       All gaseous, watery, vegetable, mineral processes, the fishes, the brutes,
       All nations, colors, barbarisms, civilizations, languages,
       All identities that have existed or may exist on this globe, or any globe,
       All lives and deaths, all of the past, present, future,
       This vast similitude spans them, and always has spann'd,
       And shall forever span them and compactly hold and enclose them.

      “Amen,” Loneliest and I both said. Walt nodded then left the room.
       “The man is fucking crazy. In a good way though.”

    •  ah, I see... (12+ / 0-)

      Yes it is a great one.

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      by cfk on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 05:10:07 PM PDT

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