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January 3rd, 2022 · No Comments

“There is no known historical period when the Sahara has not been inhabited by man. Most of the other larger forms of animal life, whose abode it formerly was, have become extinct. If we believe the evidence of cave drawings, we can be sure that the giraffe, the hippopotamus and the rhinoceros were once dwellers […]

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January 2nd, 2022 · No Comments

“Security is a false god; begin making sacrifices to it and you are lost.” – Paul Bowles, “Notes Mailed at Nagercoil” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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December 23rd, 2021 · No Comments

“In order to be, one must not only be to one’s self: it is absolutely imperative that one be for others. One must have a way of basing one’s being on the certainty that others know one is there.” – Paul Bowles, “If I Should Open My Mouth” (emphasis in original) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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December 22nd, 2021 · No Comments

“Why were machines ever invented? And what is this strange calm confidence that mankind has placed in these senseless toys it has managed to put together?” – Paul Bowles, “If I Should Open My Mouth” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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March 20th, 2021 · No Comments

“When a man is tired he mistakes the hopes of children for the knowledge of men.” – Paul Bowles, “He of the Assembly” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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March 19th, 2021 · No Comments

“He took home many women, and one day he found that he had en noua. He knew that was a bad disease, because it stays in the blood and eats the nose from inside. ‘A man loses his nose only long after he has already lost his head.’ He asked a doctor for medicine. The […]

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March 12th, 2021 · No Comments

“Once you accept the fact that life isn’t fun, you’ll be much happier.” – Paul Bowles, Let It Come Down (emphasis in original) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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A state of being

December 6th, 2013 · No Comments

“Illness reduces man to his basic state: a cloaca in which the chemical processes continue.  The meaningless hegemony of the involuntary.” – Paul Bowles, The Sheltering Sky Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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So there

December 5th, 2013 · 2 Comments

“Even when God is most terrible, he is never cruel, the way men are.” – Paul Bowles, The Sheltering Sky Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Basic math

December 4th, 2013 · No Comments

“The difference between something and nothing is nothing.” – Paul Bowles, The Sheltering Sky Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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The heart can get pretty tired, too

November 30th, 2013 · No Comments

“The soul is the weariest part of the body.” – Paul Bowles, The Sheltering Sky Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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