Sunday, June 05, 2011

extracts from my notebook part 4

A full bottle of wine next to the public phone - Pitt St

Bree and Adam
Locked 2gether in hatred as it's the closest to love- we're forever
- sad toilet graffiti at The Annandale

"When the dog that you tattoo on your arse turns into a shark"
- Overheard on a train

Though contrived, this little story might as well exemplify the mischief that involves us all who take on the job of turning real life into words.
Always the essential thing gets lost. That's one rule holds true of every inspiration.
- 'The Moon', Jorge Luis Borges

"His dad's a novelist"
"What, writes books and stuff?"
- Overheard

Graffiti on a train seen on the morning commute:
"Be not a man of success, but a man of value"- Einstein

"I just want to go live in Europe... I want to do everything and I want to do it now."
(other person says something)
"But when? What's the plan? How will it all fit in?"
- Overheard on the train

and human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars
- Madame Bovary

"Lies and deceit..."
"But that's all part of the job, isn't it?"
- Overheard on a train


  1. Anonymous7/6/11 19:31

    hmm, can I use any of these in my great novel? (Plagiarism is the sincerest form of flattery.)

  2. Well they're not really mine to start with...