“Homer, in the second book of the Iliad says with fine enthusiasm, “Give me masturbation or give me death.” Caesar, in his Commentaries, says, “To the lonely it is company; to the forsaken it is a friend; to the aged and to the impotent it is a benefactor. They that are penniless are yet rich, in that they still have this majestic diversion.” In another place this experienced observer has said, “There are times when I prefer it to sodomy.”
“Yes, my consuming desire is to mingle with road crews, sailors and soldiers, barroom regulars—to be a part of a scene, anonymous, listening, recording—all this is spoiled by the fact that I am a girl, a female always supposedly in danger of assault and battery. My consuming interest in men and their lives is often misconstrued as a desire to seduce them, or as an invitation to intimacy. Yes, God, I want to talk to everybody as deeply as I can. I want to be able to sleep in an open field, to travel west, to walk freely at night…”
"THE EDGE, there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.”
"But who needs love when there’s Law And Order? And who needs love when there’s Southern Comfort? And who needs love at all?"
"What are you afraid of And what are you made of? …flesh and bone."
“Almost nobody dances sober, unless they happen to be insane.”
"I ask you for a slow ride Going nowhere. You look like Satan,You ask me if I want to get high. Couple of bags down in old town; You tie your arm and Ask me if I wanted to drive."
"My whole wretched life swam before my weary eyes, and I realized no matter what you do it’s bound to be a waste of time in the end so you might as well go mad."
"Europe, Europe; world, world, world. I sit in my room, imagine the future, sunlight falls on Paris. I am alone, there is no one who’s love is perfect; mouth sweeter than human. man has been man. man’s love is not perfect."
"I wanted so badly, someone other than me, staring back at me, but you were gone…I wanted to see you walking backwards to get the sensation of you coming home."