Jack Kerouac - On the Road
[…] the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”
I like too many things and get all confused and hung-up running from one falling star to another till I drop. This is the night, what it does to you. I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.
A pain stabbed my heart, as it did every time I saw a girl I loved who was going the opposite direction in this too-big world.
Henry Miller - Tropic of Cancer
I sit down beside her and she talks---a flood of talk. Wild consumptive notes of hysteria, perversion, leprosy. I hear not a word because she is beautiful and I love her and now I am happy and willing to die.
Albert Camus - The Fall
As people commonly say, I loved women---which amounts to saying that I never loved any one of them.
Gore Vidal - The City and the Pillar
There had been a yesterday and a day before, and twenty-five years of being alive before he found the bar.
He was happy to get up in the morning; he was happy to go to bed at night with the thought of a new day to look forward to. He knew his life was aimless, and he could not have been more content.
He would suffer. He would know pain. With infinite care and patience, he set about destroying his own happiness.
George Eliot - Middlemarch
…for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.
As a teenager, I heavily got into editing frag movies for Counter-Strike. I eventually retired the hobby when I went to university in 2008, but picked it up again in late 2015.
Echoes of 2017 was the culmination of several months of work, split across 3 editors. Up until now, it is easily the work I am most satisfied with as a whole. Its predecessor, Echoes of 2016, which features the most satisfying synchronization I ever came up with, is a close second. Some other notable works and favorites include