the maniacal brilliance of the old cartoons

March 16, 2012

--via Bill the Splut

"I need to find a job doing something I'm good at, but what?"
"Fleeing like a coward?"
"Are you referring to jogging? I do that for my health."
"Which is fleeing like a coward from your own mortality."

That's right. It's over and then it begins again.
Marlin Brando in "Last Tango in Paris"

Most people who read poetry are reading because they want to write it.
Nicholson Baker, "The Anthologist"

An alternate translation for "Carpe Diem" is "Pluck the Day", like you would a fruit, or maybe a bowstring. I like that better.