Amaguk

Amaguk

In an historical sense, we are all to blame for the loss of the wolves. In the nineteenth century when the Indians on the plains were telling us that the wolf was a brother, we were preaching another gospel. Manifest Destiny. What rankles us now, I think, is that an alternative gospel still remains largely unarticulated. You want to say there never should have been a killing, but you don’t know what to put in its place.
Barry Lopez, Of Wolves And Men

Paddy Considine

Paddy Considine

I have to believe there’s redemption in the darkest of circumstances; otherwise it’s too bleak for me.
Paddy Considine

Kavinsky

Kavinsky

I’m a normal guy, and I’ll be a normal guy. I’m staying a normal guy.
Kavinsky

Kavinsky - Nightcall

Heart Of Darkness

Heart Of Darkness

In some inland post feel the savagery, the utter savagery, had closed round him–all that mysterious life of the wilderness that stirs in the forest, in the jungles, in the hearts of wild men. There’s no initiation either into such mysteries. He has to live in the midst of the incomprehensible, which is detestable. And it has a fascination, too, which goes to work upon him. The fascination of the abomination.
Joseph Conrad, Heart Of Darkness

A new drawing, inspired by one of my favourite novels, for which I’ve mocked-up the cover below:

HOD book cover mockup

Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov

Let all of life be an unfettered howl. Like the crowd greeting the gladiator. Don’t stop to think, don’t interrupt the scream, exhale, release life’s rapture.
Vladimir Nabokov

Suzy Lamplugh

Suzy LamplughSo many things I had thought forgotten
Return to my mind with stranger pain:
Like letters that arrive addressed to someone
Who left the house so many years ago.
Philip Larkin

The Catcher In The Rye

The Catcher In The RyeAmong other things, you’ll find that you’re not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You’re by no means alone on that score, you’ll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You’ll learn from them—if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It’s a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn’t education. It’s history. It’s poetry.
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher In The Rye

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