• I was doing well enough until you came along and kicked my stone over, and out I came, all moss and eyes

    Djuna Barnes
  • I might have known better, nothing is what everybody wants, the world runs on that law. Personally, if I could, I would instigate Meat-Axe Day, and out of the goodness of my heart I would whack your head off with a couple of others. Every man should be allowed one day and a hatchet just to ease his heart

    Djuna Barnes
  • He knew at the same time that this stricture of acceptance (by which what we must love is made into what we can love) would eventually be a part of himself

    Djuna Barnes
  • She was gracious and yet fading, like an old statue in a garden, that symbolizes the weather through which it has endured, and is not so much the work of man as the work of wind and rain and the herd of the seasons, and though formed in men's image is a figure of doom

    Djuna Barnes
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