Be contemporary. Have impact. Strive for it. Be of the world. Move it. Be bold, don’t hold back. Then the moment you think you’ve been bold, be bolder. We are all alive today, ever so briefly here now, not then, not ago, not in some dreamworld of a hypothetical future. Whatever you do, you must make it contemporary. Make it matter now. You must give us a new path to tread, even if it carries the footfalls of old soles. You must not be immune to the weird urgency of today.
Don’t know why I have to work
Don’t know why I can’t play
If you love a writer, you will be immortal. he will capture you for all time as he remembers you walking with snowflakes gently falling in your hair, or the way you looked at him right before the last time you kissed
One should always be drunk. That’s the great thing; the only question. Not to feel the horrible burden of Time weighing on your shoulders, and bowing you to the earth, you should be drunk without respite.
Drunk with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you please. But get drunk.