it is unladylike to achieve apocalypse.– marian engel, on the diviners by margaret laurence
even abandonment gives us memory.– robert kroetsch, on being an alberta writer (rip)
the ecstasies of tender hearts appear utterly fanciful to anyone who has not...– rousseau, discourse on political economy (just going to pretend he is not talking about patriotism, because that is a beautiful sentence.)
Unfortunately, all too often ending in suicide, madness, or isolated lyricism,...– one of those things you write down and promptly forget where you read it. NOT ISOLATED LYRICISM, OH MY GOD.