Thursday, October 27, 2011

Jack London Quotes and Links for Occupy Oakland

“Darn the wheel of the world! Why must it continually turn over? Where is the reverse gear?” -Jack London

“The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.” -Jack London

War of the Classes, How I became a Socialist, The Iron Heel by
Jack London, Socialist

"A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog." -Jack London

"Man always gets less than he demands from life." -Jack London, The People of the Abyss

"You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club." -Jack London

"To be sure, London found in socialism an outlet from the abyss" -some literary critic

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Rimbaud vs. Baudelaire -- dueling quotes on genius as childhood

"Genius is the recovery of childhood at will" -Arthur Rimbaud

“Genius is no more than childhood recaptured at will, childhood equipped now with man's physical means to express itself, and with the analytical mind that enables it to bring order into the sum of experience, involuntarily amassed.”
― Charles Baudelaire, The Painter of Modern Life and Other Essays