all quotes courtesy of microsoft

If you know somebody is going to be awfully annoyed by something you write, that's obviously very satisfying, and if they howl with rage or cry, that's honey.

A.N. Wilson

Just as the office worker dreams of murdering his hated boss and so is saved from really murdering him, so it is with the author; with his great dreams he helps his readers to survive, to avoid their worst intentions. And society, without realizing it... respects and even exalts him, albeit with a kind of jealousy, fear and even repulsion, since few people want to discover the horrors that lurk in the depths of their souls. This is the highest mission of great literature, and there is no other.

Ernesto Sábato

Those Romans who perpetrated the rape of the Sabines, for example, did not work themselves up for the deed by screening Debbie Does Dallas, and the monkish types who burned a million or so witches in the Middle Ages had almost certainly not come across Boobs and Buns or related periodicals.

Barbara Ehrenreich

The more I see of the moneyed classes, the more I understand the guillotine.

George Bernard Shaw

Madness is tonic and invigorating. It makes the sane more sane. The only ones who are unable to profit by it are the insane.

Henry Miller

The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shock-proof, shit detector.

Ernest Hemingway

Be not too liberal; it doth belong
To dogs alone to fuck the whole day long.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The French bourgeois doesn't dislike shit, provided it is served up to him at the right time.

Jean-Paul Sartre

Painting and fucking a lot are not compatible; it weakens the brain.

Vincent Van Gogh

If one had to worry about one's actions in respec