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"I want to perform an unnatural act."

- Lenny Bruce



"I get a kick out of being an outsider constantly. It allows me to be creative. I don't like anything in the mainstream and they don't like me."

- Bill Hicks



"I don’t like ass kissers, flag wavers or team players. I like people who buck the system. Individualists. I often warn people: “Somewhere along the way, someone is going to tell you, ‘There is no “I” in team.’ What you should tell them is, ‘Maybe not. But there is an “I” in independence, individuality and integrity.’” Avoid teams at all cost. Keep your circle small. Never join a group that has a name. If they say, “We’re the So-and-Sos,” take a walk. And if, somehow, you must join, if it’s unavoidable, such as a union or a trade association, go ahead and join. But don’t participate; it will be your death. And if they tell you you’re not a team player, congratulate them on being observant."

-George Carlin



"The more I see, the less I know for sure."

- John Lennon

I loved this.

Love & Misadventure - Lang Leav

I think this is the only time I've read a book of poetry in which I enjoyed EVERY poem. Some more than others, of course, but they're all powerful (and short!). 

 

The subject is love, and all that comes with it - joy, heartbreak, regret, nostalgia, etc. There's a poem for everybody, and every emotion. 

 

My two favorites, which reminded me of the relationship I have with my husband:

 

"He and I"

 

When words run dry, 

  he does not try,

  nor do I.

 

We are on par.

 

He just is,

  I just am,

  and we just are.

 

 

 

"Always"

 

You were you,

  and I was I;

  we were two

  before our time.

 

I was yours

  before I knew,

  and you have always 

  been mine too.

 

 

Do yourself a favor and get this book, or buy it for someone you know.

 

Bonus section: Lang Leav offers a service on her website to send "Posted Poems", which allows you to send one her poems to anyone in the world on art paper. A sample:

 

posted poem

 

 

Here's the website:

http://langleav.com/postedpoems