"A full tongue and an empty brain are seldom parted."
("A Feast for Wormes. Set forth in a Poeme of the History of Jonah")
"By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong." *
"A boxing match is like a cowboy movie. There's got to be good guys and there's got to be bad guys. And that's what people pay forto see the bad guys get beat."
"Certainly we have bad paintings. We have only the greatest bad paintings." *
French writer and museum director
"And all writing is creating or spinning dreams for other people so they won't have to bother doing it themselves."
("Crimes of the Heart")
"The idiot lived in a black and gray world, punctuated by the white lightning of hunger and the flickering of fear. His clothes were old and many-windowed. Here peeped a shinbone, sharp as a cold chisel, and there in the torn coat were ribs like the fingers of a fist. He was tall and flat. His eyes were calm and his face was dead."
("More Than Human")
"Children are natural Zen masters; their world is brand new in each and every moment."