December 11, 2008

Page 257

"Let us have more oceans, more upheavals, more wars, more holocausts.  Let us have a world of men and women with dynamos between their legs, a world of natural fury, of passion, action, drama, dreams, madness, a world that produces ecstasy and not dry farts.  I believe that today more than ever a book should be sought after even if it has only one great page in it:  we must search for fragments, splinters, toenails, anything that has ore in it, anything that is capable of resuscitating the body and soul."

Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller

1 comment:

Zoe said...

Wow. Oceans, ecstasies, fragments, and splinters...explosive prose.