William T. Vollmann Quotes

William T. Vollmann Quotes

The hospital bulked darkly in the darkness.

The smoke detectors began to ring; for they were battery-powered and thus still functioned, just as a record can still be played after the death of every member of the orchestra.

But where corpses were buried secretly, there the grass grows thick; such signs (and there are ever so many others!) may be read by those to whom truth is more important than beauty.

Great art projects a sense of inexhaustibility. In literature, particularly in poetry, this may be accomplished through ambiguity: Beneath each and every meaning that I can descry lie others, so that rereading holds out the prospect of new subtleties, inversions, secret codes and ineffabilities

It was about as easy getting the Statue of Liberty to spread cunny, which did take some dynamite persuasion.

(Can you understand your own dreams, which arise with mushrooms' rank richness in the night-forests within your skull?)

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