Die Summe all dessen

„Ich bin die Summe all dessen, was vor mir geschah, all dessen, was unter meinen Augen getan wurde, all dessen, was mir angetan wurde. Ich bin jeder Mensch und jedes Ding, dessen Dasein das meine beeinflusste oder von meinem beeinflusst wurde. Ich bin alles, was geschieht, nachdem ich nicht mehr bin, und was nicht geschähe, wenn ich nicht gekommen wäre.“ – Salman Rushdie

Thomas Pynchon

Pynchon wrote all night, slept all day, and kept mostly to himself. When he didn’t write, he read—mainly Latin American writers like Jorge Luis Borges, a big influence on his second novel, The Crying of Lot 49. His odd writing habits persisted throughout his life; later, when he was in the throes of a chapter, he’d live off junk food (and sometimes pot). He’d cover the windows with black sheets, never answer the door, and avoid anything that smelled of obligation.

Ernest Hemingway


I was getting tired of the literary life, if this was the literary life that I was leading, and already I missed not working and I felt the death loneliness that comes at the end of every day that is wasted in your life

Words of a serial killer

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I am sorry for only two things. These two things are: I am sorry that I have mistreated some few animals in my life time and I am sorry that I am unable to murder the whole damed human race.

Carl Panzram, hanged September 5th 1930