Quotes from Underworld

The ankle wallet answered a need. It spoke directly to a personal concern. It made me feel there were people out there in the world of product development and merchandising and gift cataloguing who understood the nature of my little nagging needs. Don Delillo

Quotes & Observations – The Hero with a Thousand Faces

In the absence of a general mythology, each of us has his private, unrecognized, rudimentary, yet secretly potent pantheon of dream. Joseph Campbell, p. 4 The sorry plight of the wife of the lover whose sentiments instead of maturing remain locked in the romance of the nursery may be judged from the apparent nonsense of … Read more

Quote from Essays in the Art of Writing

Music and literature, the two temporal arts, contrive their pattern of sounds in time; or, in other words, of sounds and pauses.  Communication may be made in broken words, the business of life be carried on with substantives alone; but that is not what we call literature; and the true business of the literary artist … Read more

Quote from Speak, Memory

I know, however, of a young chronophobiac who experienced something like panic when looking for the first time at homemade movies that had been taken a few weeks before his birth. Vladimir Nabokov