There is between sleep and us something like a pact, a treaty with no secret clauses, and . . . it is agreed that, far from being a dangerous, bewitching force, sleep will become domesticated and serve as an instrument of our power.
More Quotes from Maurice Blanchot:The Journal is not essentially a confession, a story about oneself. It is a Memorial. What does the writer have to remember Himself, who he is when he is not writing, when he is living his daily life, when he is alive and real, and not dying . . .
A writer who writes, ''I am alone''... can be considered rather comical. It is comical for a man to recognize his solitude by addressing a reader and by using methods that prevent the individual from being alone. The word alone is just as general as the word bread. To pronounce it is to summon to oneself the presence of everything the word excludes.
A writer never reads his work. For him, it is the unreadable, a secret, and he cannot remain face to face with it. A secret, because he is separated from it.
Lovers of painting and lovers of music are people who openly display their preference like a delectable ailment that isolates them and makes them proud.
To write is to make oneself the echo of what cannot cease speaking --and since it cannot, in order to become its echo I have, in a way, to silence it. I bring to this incessant speech the decisiveness, the authority of my own silence.
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Justice? You get justice in the next world, in this world you have the law.
Men are pigs. Too bad we own everything.
My primary influences were the best jazz players from the 50's and 60's and later some of the pop people from the same time period along with the better of the well known blues musicians.