10 Reasons I Love America

in Writing!

...by which I mean these writers who were born
in the USA and whose words have changed my life,
and continue to every day.

Their ideas, actions and attitudes could only
have come from one place on earth.

(in alphabetical order)

diane ackerman

"It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery,
but what a savage and beautiful country
lies in between."

lester bangs

"The ultimate sin of any performer
is contempt for the audience."

william s. burroughs

"In the U.S. you have to be a deviant
or die of boredom."

samuel clemens
aka mark twain

"But who prays for Satan?
Who, in eighteen centuries,
has had the common humanity
to pray for the one sinner
that needed it most?"

james crumley

"Anybody who speaks badly
of revenge
ain't never lost
nothing important" 

dorothy parker

"The cure for boredom is curiosity.
There is no cure for curiosity."

patti smith

"I don't fuck much with the past
but I fuck plenty with the future."

gertrude stein

"It takes a lot of time to be a genius,
you have to sit around so much
doing nothing, really doing nothing."

hunter s thompson

"When the going gets weird,
the weird turn pro."

kurt vonnegut

"I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around,
and don't let anybody tell you different."



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