“Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself. "
Truman Capote

“To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music that words make. "
Truman Capote

“All I can do is be me, whoever that is. "
Bob Dylan

“All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie. "
Bob Dylan

“I think a poet is anybody who wouldn’t call himself a poet. "
Bob Dylan

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!”
Jack Kerouac

“It’s funny. All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they’ll do practically anything you want them to.”
J.D. Salinger

“All my life my heart sought a thing I cannot name.-” Remembered line from a long forgotten poem.

He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man." Hunter S. Thompsom

“For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty, many souls must be trampled.”
Hunter S. Thompson

“[A]cknowledging the existence of a personal God, one who exists outside time and who loves us dearly and who suffers with those who are plunged into torment, it is established beyond all doubt that man for reasons unknown, has left his labours, abandoned, unfinished.”
Lucky in Waiting for Godot

“Knowledge is true opinion”
Plato

“Let’s just say I was testing the bounds of reality. I was curious to see what would happen. That’s all it was: curiosity.” Jim Morrison

“Don’t look forward to the day you stop suffering, because when it comes you’ll know you’re dead. "
Tennessee Williams

“If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it.”
Tennesse Williams

“I have always depended on the kindness of strangers. "
Tennessee Williams

  • Age: 23
  • Joined: May 2008

Journal

"Cheers Linda, them drugs are fantastic!"

(For formatting reasons its best to read this in internet explorer) / Strip Clubs and Brothels / 16th August, Woking, Surrey, England, UK, Europe / I’m looking at the tits of some Paraguayan chica in a strip club in Santa Cruz. This is my first time in a strip club, the whole experience is rather bizarre. We’ve already left two brothels in search of a more normal experience and here we are, South…
Posted about 4 years – 7 comments

Blossoming

The leaves are shining with the sun’s glow on this spring day. Blossom litters the trees as birds are ringing and insects are re-emerging from the ground. It is perhaps fair to say that summer is nigh and comes with it trinity term at university. These holidays have rather fizzled out since the excitement of having my uni friends down to visit at the start of the month and the natter of the famil…
Posted over 4 years – Leave a comment

Joie de vivre

Yippee! Hippy! Tis the season to be jolly! The holidays have stolen me from the university at which dwelt I have from the autumnal October, in which red leaves did swirl, to the frosty December which sees the naughties finally grow up into a new decade, though I’m sure many will squirm in anticipation of the teens. My first term in a new chapter of my life, and a new institution (Oxford Universit…
Posted almost 5 years – 2 comments

Peace, contemplation and a broken cocktail glass in Naxos

I am plucking away at a Spanish guitar up at the top of the hills overlooking the sea as the sun sinks into the evening horizon. There is a peaceful quiet as the wind chimes sing eerily over my chords. My friend and travel companion is reading and the people we’re staying with are preparing our last dinner on our last night here. There is a quiet bliss here almost like that found in successful me…
Posted about 5 years – 2 comments