"Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all- John Keats
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know."
The Shell (A Skin Too Few), a poem for Nick Drake written by his mother Gabrielle to attempt to better understand her son’s sadness.
Living grows round us like a skin
to shut away the outer desolation
For if we clearly mark the furthest deep
we should be dead long years before the grave.
But turning around within the homely shell
of worry discontent and narrow joy
we grow and flourish and rarely see the
outside dark that would confound our eyes
some break the shell…
I think that there are those who push their
fingers through the brittle walls and
make a hole…and through this cruel
slit stare out across the cinders of the
world with naked eyes they look both out and end,
knowing themselves and too much else beside.
"There are books that one reads over and over again, books that become part of the furniture of one’s mind and alter one’s whole attitude to life, books that one dips into but never reads through, books that one reads at a single sitting and forgets a week later."- George Orwell (via vintageanchorbooks)
Jack Kerouac: Le vagabond américain en voie de disparition
précédé de “Grand voyage en Europe”
Traduit de l’américain par Jean Autret
Gallimard - Paris, 2011
Folio 2 € - n° 3695
couverture: d’après photo Carl Rosenstein
- Back In The Box
- Easy Money
- 25 Hours
- The Trap
- Speak Out Reach Out
- Boys Get Straight
- This Tension
- Little King
As human beings, why do we commit to someone, to then just forget about them and go to someone else? I’ve never quite understood why people do that. Fuckers. I just want to talk about French writers.
'Write me ever so few lines and tell me you will never for ever be less kind to me than yesterday.- You dazzled me. There is nothing in the world so bright and delicate.'
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