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“Instead of stubbornly attempting to use surrealism for purposes of subversion, it is necessary to try to make of surrealism something as solid, complete and classic as the works of museums”—Salvador Dali

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Dream vision
Inverts perception
Surreally

One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams—Salvador Dalí

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“Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks”—Plutarch

 

 

Elevated Sense Poetry ESP

What sense peers
Into the darkness
Hears a light

Why should poetry have to make sense?—Charlie Chaplin

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“In art, the obvious is a sin”—Edward Dmytryk

 

No Laughing Matter

For our sins
Divine comedy
Is no joke

Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence—Alice Walker

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“There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t write”—Terry Pratchett

 

I write like I talk and I don’t get talker’s block—Seth Godin

Idle pen
Or empty ink well
Which came first

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“Camp is extravagant play for serious ends” —Karl Keller / “Camp is a great jewel, 22 carats”—Kenneth Williams / “Camp is pink flamingos”—Philip Core

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“Camp is a mode of perception”—Fabio Cleto  /  “Camp can be taken on two completely separate levels, and make perfect sense on each”—Evelyn Satz  / “Camp’s favourite colour is pink”—Mark Booth

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“It is now life and not art that requires the willing suspension of disbelief.” —Lionel Trilling

Artists are low key astronauts. Instead of going to the moon, they sit back in their studio and make the moon

—Michael Bassey Johnson

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“You can tell a more over-the-top incredible story if you use a nonfiction form.” —Chuck Palahniuk

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All tales now wending
This one begins
In the alternate endings
Refreshed by rain

A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order

—Jean-Luc Godard

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“It is the difficult horses that have the most to give you.” —Lendon Gray

 

Skittish colts
Wobbling knobby knees
Jumping jocks

The wildest colts make the best horses

—Plutarch

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“With parody, you’re referencing and sending up a particular genre, and mostly your material is going to be taken out of that genre.” —Marlon Wayans

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Tapping lazily, but doggedly, the lovelorn poet composes a song in praise of his dream amour. To deliver it, though, he is demure: cowered by a muzzle like a dog’s, voice like a frog’s, moves like a bump on a log. Oh, for a way to extend his compliments to the one he adores, without rudely awakening her scorn!

I’d like to say that parody is a celebration of a person’s specific characteristics, as opposed to mockery

—Ana Gasteyer

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“Letter writing is the only device combining solitude with good company.” —Lord Byron

 

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Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth

—Friedrich Nietzsche

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