James Laughlin

We don't attempt to have any theme for a number of the anthology, or to have any particular sequence. We just put in things that we like, and then we try to alternate the prose and the poetry.

James Laughlin

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Donald Judd The attitude and capacity of the factory, the old metal table and the new ideas of the wooden furniture quickly and naturally suggested the possibility of metal furniture.
Edward Everett Hale Never bear more than one kind of trouble at a time. Some people bear three kinds of trouble - the ones they've had, the ones they have, and the ones they expect to have.
Aristotle The secret to humor is surprise.
Catherine Keener These days there are a lot of people who just want to be famous. I think that comes from a naive place, because those people generally don't know what it's like.
Jean Cocteau The poet doesn't invent. He listens.
Edmond de Goncourt The reason for the sadness of this modern age and the men who live in it is that it looks for the truth in everything and finds it.
Ziggy Marley I used to have this little mouse. I buy birds from the pet store and I let them go.
Carre Otis I am not naturally that thin, so I had to go through everything from using drugs to diet pills to laxatives to fasting. Those were my main ways of controlling my weight.
George Carey And I hope America will realise, as the only superpower now, it really must use its power in a way that's going to build up the world, and to support the United Nations.
Sanjay Dutt Kolkata is a great city, has great food and great people. We had some problems finding the kind of old buildings we were looking for, and even handling the crowds, but on the whole it was fun shooting there.
Serena Williams Family's first, and that's what matters most. We realize that our love goes deeper than the tennis game.
George Saunders We try, we fail, we posture, we aspire, we pontificate - and then we age, shrink, die, and vanish.
Eleanor Roosevelt Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people.
Eleanor Roosevelt Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.
Martin Scorsese The fact that food plays such an important part in my films has everything to do with my family.
Will Rogers The man with the best job in the country is the vice-president. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, 'How is the president?'
Herbert V. Prochnow A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations. They have the best implements of war.
Brigitte Bardot I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful, much adulated, very famous and very unhappy.
Bjorn Lomborg I think it's great that we have organisations like Greenpeace. In a pluralistic society, we want to have people who point out all the problems that the Earth could encounter. But we need to understand that they are not presenting a full and rounded view.
Pablo Picasso Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.

James Laughlin

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