from The Scripture of The Golden Eternity:
"While looking for the light, you may suddenly be devoured by the darkness and find the true light."
"...it's impossible to miss your reward."
from a letter to Don Allen, Fall 1957:
"I have been writing my heart out all my life..."
"I would like everybody in the world to tell his full life confession and tell it HIS OWN WAY and then we'd have something to read in our old age, instead of the hesitations and cavilings of 'men of letters' with blear faces who only alter words that the Angel brought them...."
from Vanity of Dolouz:
"...all life is but a skull bone and a rack of ribs through which we keep passing food and fuel just so's we can burn so furious (tho not so beautiful)..."
"If you don't say what you want, what's the sense of writing?"
"—who's going to come out and say that the mind of nature is intrinsically insane and vicious forever?
from Visions of Cody:
"(but I've known the world, it's all happened before, why do I kid myself with these artificial newnesses)"
"—I must write down books too, story-novels, and communicate to people instead of just appeasing my lone soul with a record of it—but this record is my joy."
"All you do is head straight for the grave, a face just covers a skull awhile. Stretch that skull-cover and smile."
"Time is the purest and cheapest form of doom."
from Visions of Gerard:
"My heart is where it belongs."