Mary Jo Bang Quotes

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Mary Jo Bang Quotes

T. S. Eliot taught us you can write about your nervous breakdown, but call it The Wasteland and make it big and crazy enough to hide behind.
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You were. You are
The brightest thing in the shop window
And the most beautiful seldom I ever saw

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T. S. Eliot taught us you can write about your nervous breakdown, but call it 'The Wasteland' and make it big and crazy enough to hide behind.

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What is desire but the hard wire argument given to the mind's unstoppable mouth

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To say you loved a person. / To say that person no longer exists. / A tragic flawed fate going on and on and on.

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Why are you not where you belong? / A black hat on a hook says nothing. / Ashes mirror ashes / In a mirroring window.

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You are reduced / To the after-sorrow / That will last my lifetime. The hair-tearing / Grief of the mother / Whose child has been swept away.

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The wheel begins its only if turning. / It had never stopped. / This is life's bargain that motion / Is hope.

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Bertrand Russell said, 'Electricity is not a thing like St. Paul's Cathedral; it is a way in which things behave.' And it's not 'they' who say, but Walter Benjamin who said, 'Things are only mannequins and even the great world-historical events are only costumes beneath which they exchange glances with nothingness, with the base and the banal.' In September, 1940, Benjamin died under ambiguous circumstances in the French-Spanish border town of Portbou, while attempting to flee the Nazis.

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