Quotes, 2018 Edition, Volume D

Salvador Dali
“In order to make use of the slumber with a key you must seat yourself in a bony armchair, preferably of Spanish style, with your head tilted back and resting on the stretched leather back. Your two hands must hang beyond the arms of the chair, to which your own must be soldered in a supineness of complete relaxation… In this posture, you must hold a heavy key which you will keep suspended, delicately pressed between the extremities of the thumb and forefinger of your left hand. Under the key you will previously have placed a plate upside down on the floor. Having made these preparations, you will have merely to let yourself be progressively invaded by a sense of serene afternoon sleep, like the spiritual drop of anisette of your soul rising in the cube of sugar of your body. The moment the key drops from your fingers, you may be sure that the noise of its fall on the upside-down plate will awaken you, and you may be equally sure that this fugitive moment during which you cannot be assured of having really slept is totally sufficient, inasmuch as not a second more is needed for your whole physical and psychic being to be revivified by just the necessary amount of repose.”

Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves
“Who has never killed an hour? Not casually or without thought, but carefully: a premeditated murder of minutes. The violence comes from a combination of giving up, not caring, and a resignation that getting past it is all you can hope to accomplish. So you kill the hour. You do not work, you do not read, you do not daydream. If you sleep it is not because you need to sleep. And when at last it is over, there is no evidence: no weapon, no blood, and no body. The only clue might be the shadows beneath your eyes or a terribly thin line near the corner of your mouth indicating something has been suffered, that in the privacy of your life you have lost something and the loss is too empty to share.”

Deleuze
“There is a molecular speech of madness, or of the drug addict or the delinquent in vivo which is no more valid than the great discourses of a psychiatrist in vitro. There is as much self-assurance on the former’s part as certainty on the latter’s part. It is not the marginals which create the lines; they install themselves on these lines and make them their property, and this is fine when they have that strange modesty of men of the line, the prudence of the experimenter, but it is a disaster when they slip into a black hole from which they no longer utter anything but the micro-fascist speech of their dependency and their giddiness: ‘We are the avant-garde’, ‘We are the marginals'”

Heinz Doofenshmirtz
“Speaking of wishes, you know what I never understood? Genies! They tell you to wish for anything you want and then they add some terrible twist. Like you wish to jump high so he turns you into a frog. Why? Who gains from this? The genie? Where’s the benefit? You should be fighting genies, man, not me. I’m not the problem; genies are the problem.”
“I’m not very… How do the kids say it these days… Handsome.”

Dostoyevsky
“To a commonplace man of limited intellect, for instance, nothing is simpler than to imagine himself an original character, and to revel in that belief without the slightest misgiving. Many of our young women have thought fit to cut their hair short, put on blue spectacles, and call themselves Nihilists. By doing this they have been able to persuade themselves, without further trouble, that they have acquired new convictions of their own.” (The Idiot)
“You are a fool with brains and no heart, and I am a fool with a heart and no brains, and we’re both unhappy and we both suffer.” (The Idiot)

DragonForce
“You will cry for just- one more time to escape from all this madness; another chance to be set free from all this sadness.” (“My Spirit Will Go On”)
“In minds of society, we all live in harmony. Truth is, we all die in vain.” (“Once in a Lifetime”)
“In a lifetime of disaster, it’s a battle to the end.” (“The Warrior Inside”)

Andre Dubus
“Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.”

Trevor Dunn
“I never understood why the metal heads in my school hated the punks.”

Andy Dwyer (Parks and Recreation)
“Anything is a toy if you play with it!”

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