Some Stellar Instigations

“Multiple incompatible hypotheses are needed to provide an adequate account of any phenomenon – aesthetic, material or psychological… which of course means no explanation at all”

Charles Bernstein

“All literature, highbrow or low, from (at least) the Aeneid onward, is fan fiction…All novels are sequels; influence is bliss”

Michael Chabon

“You must talk with two tongues, if you do not wish to cause confusion”

Wyndham Lewis

“Unknowing does not come before knowing but very long after”
-Edmond Jabes-

Human speech is made of words that have been created a long time ago; those words are preserved in dictionaries, but poets and writers change”

-Viktor Shklovsky-

“I wanted to read.  Instead of filling in the blanks, I wanted to be a blank and be filled in.”

-Alan Jacobs-


3 thoughts on “Some Stellar Instigations

  1. Oh loved all of them,the Alan Jacobs one is my fav…want to share a quote with you..
    The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible. ~Vladimir Nabakov

"A word is a bridge thrown between myself and an other - a territory shared by both" - M. Bakhtin

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