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Hum A Radiant Sickness

Patrick Bryant

Top 10 Best Quotes

“It's nice to be able to do things for other people, isn't it? That's why it's fun to talk in the third person sometimes.”

“They tugged plans and ambitions out their asses and held tight to the first that didn't smell so strongly of shit.”

“Preferring the nausea of the path to its fated and certain ending.”

“Pleading with those eyes, it's obvious what I'm meant to do. I embrace the beauty and kiss it deeply.”

“Oh yes, he's seen the black pupils of time's eyes. Two dark drains in a pair of dirty gas station bathroom sinks. The faucet's open and he's gurgling down the pipes, gushing toward whatever tank he's bound to swirl around in for the rest of his life. There's no telling from here if that's a realm of purification or of shit. There's only one way to find out, and that's to ride it all the way down.”

“Let's ignore all that back and front matter and just stick to emergences, cross-sections, to what's right in front of us in the divide where all-things has come to gather and to stay though hidden yet behind its mask, which has got it looking so deliciously comprehensively like so many things-distinct.”

“If you can't stomach an ending, don't begin.”

“How nice would it be to just drop from the tree, fall from forking branches a ripened fruit thudding your weight to earth without distraction, without option—thrust to ground under gravity's current to be gathered up and eaten or left there to decay and deposit that seed from the core of your being into the little plot of your death, lush ring of your composted fertilizing flesh.”

“He's got all the pains of being lost and all the benefits of being told where to go. He wants it the other way around.”

“He lies there listening to it, absorbing this sense of his own quiet drone transmuted into something of certain substance, something large, magnificent and grand—no longer him, no, but something bursting from him, leaving his split carcass behind as a monument to its source, its host, its feeding ground.”

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