1. “Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.”  - William S. Burroughs

     

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  2. “Well you say that it’s gospel, but I know that it’s only church.” - Tom Waits

     

     

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  3. “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself.” ― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

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  4. "I’ve seen that things find their void when they search for direction." - Federico Garcia Lorca


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  5. "I was born to hustle roses down the avenues of the dead." - Charles Bukowski

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  6. “I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” 
    ― Edgar Allan Poe


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  7. “I wore black because I liked it. I still do, and wearing it still means something to me. It’s still my symbol of rebellion — against a stagnant status quo, against our hypocritical houses of God, against people whose minds are closed to others’ ideas.” - Johnny Cash

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  8. “The people wait. Sweltering in the glare, roasting in their cars bright as beetles under the soft roar of the sun.” – Edward Abbey, The Monkey Wrench Gang

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  9. “This country will kill you in a heartbeat and still people love it.” - Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men

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  10. On this road there are no godspoke men. They are gone and I am left and they have taken with them the world.” - Cormac McCarthy, The Road

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  11. “It’s not money, it’s feeling—you don’t feel anything, and we feel too violently.” - Ponyboy Curtis

     

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  12. "We kept watching the numbers and we drove higher and higher into the hills and the houses got richer and richer and I got more nervous. It’s true that the richer people became the less human they became, and so I began to get unhappy. Nervous and unhappy."
    — Charles Bukowski
     

  13. "Don’t ask me anything. I’ve seen that things find their void when they search for direction. There is a sorrow of holes in the unopened air, and in my eyes clothed creatures—undenuded!"
    — Federico Garcia Lorca
     

  14. "For remember, in any movement there are opportunists, power-grabbers, wolves in Revolutionary clothing. These are the men who bring down a Cause. I am for a better world, for my child, for myself, for you, but be careful. A change of power is not a cure. Power to the people is not a cure. Power is not a cure. The whole accent of your thinking must not be how to destroy a government, but how to create a better one. Don’t be trapped and fooled again. And if you win, beware of a very Authoritarian government with rules that might bind you worse than ever before."
    — Charles Bukowski
     

  15. "Man is the only animal that has True Religion—several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself, and cuts his throat if his theology isn’t straight. He has made a graveyard of the globe in trying his honest best to smooth his brother’s path to happiness and heaven."
    — Mark Twain