No' th' auld toon

Quiet abyss journal

“Go ahead, capitalize the T on technology, deify it if it’ll make you feel less responsible— but it puts you in with the neutered, brother, in with the eunuchs keeping the harem of our stolen Earth for the numb and joyless hardons of human sultans, human elite with no right at all to be where they are—”

– Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow (via talesofpassingtime)

“All of Philadelphia had a kind of coal-dust patina and a mood that was just spectacular. There was violence and fear and corruption, insanity, despair, sadness, just in the atmosphere in that city.”

– David Lynch (via magnificentruin)

“On such sunny, sad mornings I always feel in my bones that there is a chance yet of my not being excluded from Heaven, and that salvation may be granted to me despite the frozen mud and horror in my heart.”

— Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire

“Listen: I don’t have anything against autobiographies, so long as the people writing them have penises that are at least a foot long when erect.”

– Roberto Bolano, ‘Derivas de la pesada’

“most of the books I have written and those I intend to write originate from the thought that it will be impossible for me to write a book of that kind: when I have convinced myself that such a book is completely beyond my capacities of temperament or skill, I sit down and start writing it.”

– Italo Calvino