Hi. I'm Peter. I do activities for reasons. PM me if you wanna know more.
One of those activities is quote collecting, for the reason that I am a pompous ass. Enjoy.
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"It was summer. It's always summer with us. In our lives together, which are sweet in the way of rotting things, it is somehow permanently summer." - Tallahassee liner notes, The Mountain Goats
"Blue-bleak embers, ah my dear, / Fall, gall themselves, and gash gold-vermillion." - "The Windhover," Gerard Manley Hopkins
"He's been reincarnated as a tricycle!" - Rubber
"You said you'd dreamt of cowboys that were zombies in disguise. Well I knew fall was never coming; it was written on your eyes!" - "Indonesia," The Mountain Goats
"I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love, / If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles." - "Song of Myself," Walt Whitman
"[I]t occurs to me: / maybe there is no sublime, only the shining of the amnion's tatters." - "Oatmeal," Galway Kinnell
"[M]alt does more than Milton can / to justify God's ways to man." - A Shropshire Lad, "LXII," A.E. Housman
"The fine delight that fathers thought; the strong / Spur, live and lancing like the blowpipe flame, / Breathes once and, quenchèd faster than it came, / Leaves yet the mind a mother of immortal song." - "To R.B.," Gerard Manley Hopkins
"[O]mnia enim plerumque quae absunt vehementius hominum mentes perturbant." - de Bello Gallico VII.84, Julius Caesar
"Odd that a thing is most itself when likened." - "Lying," Richard Wilbur
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