“Fiction is too beautiful to be about just one thing. It should be about everything.”

-Arundhati Roy

“Between the experience of living a normal life at this moment on the planet and the public narratives being offered to give a sense to that life, the empty space, the gap, is enormous.”

-John Berger

“There is Something More and that Something More is what life is really all about.”

-from ‘The Tao of Pooh’ by Benjamin Hoff

“For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person’s life at a given moment.”

-Viktor Frankl

“We have our Arts so we won’t die of Truth.”

-Ray Bradbury

“And again, she listened to everything
This time understanding different things
This time untroubled that some things
Could not be understood
Laughing rarely but now without shame
Sometimes suffering disgust
Sometimes thoroughly amazed

And in the light again said
This is art, it is hard work
And one friend said, too hard for me
And the other said, if you will
I will come again
Because I found it hard I felt honoured.”

-from ‘First Prologue to the Bite of the Night’ by Howard Barker

“Our apparitions, the things you know us by, are simply childish. Beneath it is all dark, it is all spreading, it is unfathomably deep; but now and again we rise to the surface and that is what you see us by.”

-from ‘To the Lighthouse’ by Virginia Woolf

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