posts tagged "living"

DAVID FOSTER WALLACE

It seems significant that we don’t want things to be quiet ever anymore…that seems to me to have something to do with when you feel like the purpose of your life is to gratify yourself and get things for yourself and go all the time, there’s this other part of you, that’s the same part that can kind ofit’s almost hungry for silence and quiet and thinking really hard about the same thing for maybe a half an hour instead of thirty seconds that doesn’t get fed at all.

Naomi Shiab Nye - “Valentine for Ernest Mann” from Red Suitcase
Poems hide…What we have to do / is live in a way that lets us find them.

Naomi Shiab Nye - “Valentine for Ernest Mann” from Red Suitcase

Poems hide…What we have to do / is live in a way that lets us find them.

You have to die a few times before you can really live.

Charles Bukowski