Posts from the ‘Humor’ Category
“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” —Ernest Hemingway
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.
All good books have one thing in common – they are truer than if they had really happened.
“They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.” —Charlie Parker
Hear the cosmic gas sighing
Dark chords bleeding together
Primal rhythms replying
Deep-down blues grieve forever
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
In 1920s Charleston, South Carolina,
a scion of its fading aristocracy,
DuBose Heyward, sparks the
Southern Renaissance of novelists,
with the first realistic portrait of
flesh-and-blood Americans of color.
The love’s story’s title is the name
of the principal character, Porgy.
People’s fates are simplified by their names.
We played and stomped the ground on the range we once roamed
Squeezing music in and out made a wheezy moan
Breezes teasing reedy grasses, weaving a tune
Down-to-earth as cow pies on a June afternoon
Work and pray, live on hay, you’ll get pie in the sky when you die.
Seer’s eyes prognosticate
Reading signs of prophesy
Previewing what comes to be
As yesterday’s ills recede
There’s no present. There’s only the immediate future and the recent past.
Am I not myself, alighting birdlike from great heights?
“In the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of
being alive without a sense of identity.”
“A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order.” ―Jean-Luc Godard
The time has come, the Rabbit said,
though he had no watch to mind,
to pass through a hole in time,
into a tenseless paradigm.
“Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.”
Professional actors change characters like changing costumes.
Gifted amateurs do the same, not only in their dreams.
“Reality is a hallucination shared by most sane men.”