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s u n s e t p o s t c a r d s

" ‘shut up,’ he explained."

- ring lardner

"i think it would be well, and proper, and obedient, and pure, to grasp your one necessity and not let it go, to dangle from it limp wherever it takes you."

- annie dillard, living like weasels

"there is nothing more atrociously cruel than an adored child."

- vladimir nabokov, lolita

"it was a fine cry—loud and long—but it had no bottom and it had no top, just circles and circles of sorrow."

- toni morrison, sula

"but you have surrendered the city
not to war’s elemental chaos
and heroes harder and readier than yourselves
but to a painted boy, a butterfly face,
swathed in glitter.

a baboon
got up as an earring
in the ear of a jiggling whore.”

-ovid (as pentheus), the metamorphoses (as translated by ted hughes)

"in honor of my fantastic grandfather who passed away yesterday morning, i give you his obituary that he wrote himself."

"in honor of my fantastic grandfather who passed away yesterday morning, i give you his obituary that he wrote himself."

"an accretion of fable often gathers around great stage performances as they snowball through history, with no hard evidence left behind to put the brakes on hyperbole."

- charles isherwood, nytimes