Thomas M. Disch Quotes

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Thomas M. Disch Quotes

What to Accept
The fact of mountains. The actuality
Of any stone — by kicking, if necessary.
The need to ignore stupid people,
While restraining ones natural impulse
To murder them. The change from your dollar,
Be it no more than a penny,
For without a pretense of universal penury
There can be no honor between rich and poor.
Love, unconditionally, or until proven false.
The inevitability of cancer and/or
Heart disease. The dialogue as written,
Once youve taken the role. Failure,
Gracefully. Any hospitality
Youre willing to return. The air
Each city offers you to breathe.
The latest hit. Assistance.
All accidents. The end.
— Thomas M. Disch —

Laughter is just a slowed down scream of terror.

— Thomas M. Disch

What to Accept
The fact of mountains. The actuality
Of any stone - by kicking, if necessary.
The need to ignore stupid people,
While restraining one's natural impulse
To murder them. The change from your dollar,
Be it no more than a penny,
For without a pretense of universal penury
There can be no honor between rich and poor.
Love, unconditionally, or until proven false.
The inevitability of cancer and/or
Heart disease. The dialogue as written,
Once you've taken the role. Failure,
Gracefully. Any hospitality
You're willing to return. The air
Each city offers you to breathe.
The latest hit. Assistance.
All accidents. The end.

— Thomas M. Disch

For a lot of people, poetry tends to be dull. It's not read much. It takes a special kind of training and a lot of practice to read poetry with pleasure. It's like learning to like asparagus.

— Thomas M. Disch

(Shoddiness is) the nature of human life. It takes an exertion to be indifferent to these things, but it's an exertion worth making. Also, it allows you luxuries like scorn and flippancy.

— Thomas M. Disch

Creativeness is finding patterns where none exist.

— Thomas M. Disch

The gods, after all, are only human, and once their rage has been placated they are perfectly capable of acts of mercy and grace.

— Thomas M. Disch

Writers tend to consider distinction and originality as virtues, but they are anathema to publishers.

— Thomas M. Disch

Gene Wolfe has produced a work of art that can satisfy adult appetites and in which even the most fantastical elements register as poetry rather than as penny-whistle whimsy.

— Thomas M. Disch

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