matt pearce.

matt pearce.

National reporter for the Los Angeles Times; essays, journalism and poetry previously for the L.A. Review of Books, The New Inquiry, The Missouri Review, Salon, and others.

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I am the stranger.
- Edmond Jabès, The Book of Questions (via mythologyofblue)
a bit of fact in the light and then just light.
- Jorie Graham
Few facts in consciousness seem to be merely given. Most facts in consciousness seem to be partly made. A report is the joint product of the knower and known, in which the role of the observer is always selective and usually creative.
- Walter Lippmann
aseaofquotes:

Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
aseaofquotes:

Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

aseaofquotes:

Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

mythologyofblue:

Irving Penn, Self Portrait
mythologyofblue:

Irving Penn, Self Portrait

mythologyofblue:

Irving Penn, Self Portrait

Latest endeavor. Krasznahorkai’s prose is like a river.
Latest endeavor. Krasznahorkai’s prose is like a river.

Latest endeavor. Krasznahorkai’s prose is like a river.

I dwell in Possibility –
A fairer House than Prose –
- Emily Dickinson
What a chimera then is man! What a novelty! What a monster, what a chaos, what a contradiction, what a prodigy! Judge of all things, feeble earthworm, depository of truth, a sink of uncertainty and error — the glory and the shame of the universe.
- Blaise Pascal, Pensées (1670)
I am only writing this down so that when you do not see me any more you will know that my enemy has finally triumphed.
- Anna Kavan, Asylum Piece (via proustitute)
What I didn’t say on the phone was that it takes a particular kind of ego to make someone feel unwanted, then blame her for walking away. Well, what was the point. This wasn’t the first time I had loved somebody who would never know how to be my lover, not really, and what difference would come of teaching him, in the spring, just so I could leave in the summer.
- Sarah Nicole Pricket for Hazlitt (via adultmaterials)