Department of Literature

Current Quote:

"God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant, and the cat. He has no real style. He just keeps on trying other things."

Pablo Picasso

Past Quotes:
"As they were traveling along in this endless forest then the complete gentleman in the market that the lady was following, began to return the hired parts of his body to the owners and he was paying them the rentage money. When he reached where he hired the left foot, he pulled it out, he gave it to the owner and paid him, and they kept going; when they reached the place where he hired the right foot, he pulled it out and gave it to the owner and paid for the rentage. Now both feet had returned to the owners, so he began to crawl along on the ground, by that time, that lady wanted to go back to her town or her father, but the terrible and curious creature or the complete gentleman did not allow her to return or go back to her town or her father again and the complete gentleman said thus:-- "I had told you not to follow me before we branched into this endless forest which belongs to only terrible and curious creatures, but when I become a half-bodied incomplete gentleman you wanted to go back, now that cannot be done, you have failed. Even you have never seen anything yet, just follow me."

From The Palm-Wine Drinkard
By Amos Tutuola
Copyright 1953, Grove Press
ISBN: 0802133630

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"When I awoke again two thoughts came into my head so closely together that they seemed to be stuck to one another; I could not be sure which came first and it was hard to separate them and examine them singly."

From The Third Policeman
A Novel by Flann O'Brien (1911-1966)
Copyright 1967, Dalkey Archive Press
Written in 1940
ISBN: 1-56478-214-X

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"The guitar is one of the most popular instruments of all time. It makes a very pleasing sound, it is small enough and light enough to carry around and it has a romantic appeal."

From How to Play Guitar
An Instruction Book by Roger Evans
Copyright 1979, St. Martins Press
ISBN: 0-312-39609-0

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"Form and content are best used as relative terms, useful for temporarily isolating specific aspects of art for the purposes of closer examination. Such an unnatural isolation is, in a sense, artificial, yet frequently this technique yields more detailed insights into the work of art as a whole. In criticism, one can even consider 'pure' forms, such as colors, shapes, or sounds. But psychologists have discovered that even nonrepresentational forms suggest ideas, emotions, sensations -- that is, information."

From Understanding Movies
(now in its 9th edition)
y Louis D. Giannetti
Copyright 1972, Prentice-Hall, Inc.
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 73-159277

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