“A man sets out to draw the world. As the years go by, he peoples a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays, ships, islands, fishes, rooms, instruments, stars, horses, and individuals. A short time before he dies, he discovers that that patient labyrinth of lines traces the lineaments of his own face.”  -Jorge Luis Borges
 Walt Whitman
 “God bless…God damn.”  -James Thurber
 Flannery O'Connor
 “Well, I hadn’t thought of my work in terms of Social Problems…I always think more about it in terms of Human Beings.”  -Carson McCullers
 Allen Ginsberg
 "People are strange: They are constantly angered by trivial things, but on a major matter like totally wasting their lives, they hardly seem to notice."  -Charles Bukowski
 "The effort to educate the uneducable is hopeless. Schools for adults soon become kindergartens for adults. The pupils are quite unable to take in the education proper to their years. The gogues thus have to provide them with amusement in kindergartens. The hope is that they will somehow learn to think as an accidental by-product of playing, but that hope is vain."  -H.L. Mencken
 Sketch for portrait of Hunter S. Thompson (originally commissioned by the Los Angeles Times)
 "Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live."  -Mark Twain
 “The world is a fine place and worth fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.”  -Ernest Hemingway
 “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”  -William Faulkner
 Edgar Allan Poe
 William Carlos Williams
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