I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
Archives for July 2018
There is a great discovery still to be made in literature, that of paying literary men by the quantity they do not write.
Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them!
To know one thing, you must know the opposite.
Once you ‘got’ Pop, you could never see a sign again the same way again. And once you thought Pop, you could never see America the same way again.
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
I’m not alone when I’m writing – the language itself, like a kind of trampoline, is there helping me.
I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike?
All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, a light from the shadows shall spring; renewed shall be blade that was broken, the crownless again shall be king.
We are all students and teachers. Ask yourself: ‘What did I come here to learn, and what did I come here to teach?’