Here are a few magicians and great artists whose mornings’ main partners were a full-on dose of nicotine and caffeine.
Between kisses, he handed me a birthday card with a poem that began I wondered what kind of present I could give / To somebody interesting like you and ended with I’ll start with a hug then I’ll throw you on the rug / And we can finish your present on the floor. Well, actually in his waterbed.
Have you read all of these?
“Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” ― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
1. There are absolutely no rules
2. Whenever someone gives you a list of rules, always throw out Rule #1.
Manson convinced a group of people to perform a series of brutal murders for him, and the novel goes into graphic details about the killings (and repeated stabbings) that Manson orchestrated.
“She was an unusual woman — a little ahead of her times. And she didn’t know it.”
“I’m not a nice person,” I said, finally glad that after ten years, after a lifetime, I can now say that and mean it. “Nice” people – like the neurotic, clingy, hungry-for-love Milquetoast that I used to be – are usually unhappy.
Crad Kilodney wrote me that he’s having very bad luck selling World Under Anaesthesia on the streets of Toronto. Crad wrote, about his street bookselling adventures and about mankind in general:“It’s the grand parade of witless human meat.”
The more I think about fame, the closer I inch toward it, the more frightened I become of changing into someone I wouldn’t approve of. Yet I consciously, desperately, seek fame – all the while knowing this will probably make me unhappy.