It's not when you realise that nothing can help you - religion, pride, anything - it's when you realise that you don't need any aid.
("The Sound and the Fury")
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I'm bad and I'm going to hell, and I don't care. I'd rather be in hell than anywhere where you are.
I don't know anything about inspiration because I don't know what inspiration is I've heard about it, but I never saw it.
Sometimes I aint so sho who's got ere a right to say when a man is crazy and when he aint. Sometimes I think it aint none of us pure crazy and aint none of us pure sane until the balance of us talks him that-a-way. It's like it aint so much what a fellow does, but it's the way the majority of folks is looking at him when he does it.
I decline to accept the end of man. It is easy enough to say that man is immortal simply because he will endure that when the last ding-dong of doom has clanged and faded from the last worthless rock hanging tideless in the last red and dying evening, th.
Loving all of it even while he had to hate some of it because he knows now that you don't love because you love despite not for the virtues, but despite the faults.
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