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1. "Inilah yang dulu kukatakan, dalam hidup segala hal mestilah dilakukan pada batas kewajaran. Karena keselamatan berada di tengah antara dua hal yang saling berlawanan. Jadi keselamatan adalah jalan tengah, atau kewajaran atau keberimbangan. Yang kita saksikan akhir-akhir ini adalah kehidupan yang serba tidak wajar, melampaui batas. Dan kehidupan takkan kembali berimbang sebelum dia mengalami akibat ketidakwajaran itu. E, anakku, cucuku, kita sendiri telah ikut-ikutan lupa."
Author: Ahmad Tohari
2. "Since they weren't sleepy and nothing had been left unsaid, they began to read poetry to each other, taking turns like children and enjoying it. Bachir had a lovely voice, one that was already that of a man. He knew many poems by heart. He lovingly recited Victor Hugo, with warmth Rimbaud's Le bateau ivre, and poems written by young people going into battle; he then moved on to the poets of liberty - Rimbaud again, Eluard, and Desnos."
Author: Assia Djebar
3. "«Non cattiva» replicò Fermín. «Idiota. È ben diverso. La malvagità presuppone un certo spessore morale, forza di volontà e intelligenza. L'idiota invece non si sofferma a ragionare, obbedisce all'istinto, come un animale nella stalla, convinto di agire in nome del bene e di avere sempre ragione. Si sente orgoglioso in quanto può rompere le palle, con licenza parlando, a tutti coloro che considera diversi, per il colore della pelle, perché hanno altre opinioni, perché parlano un'altra lingua, perché non sono nati nel suo paese o, come nel caso di don Federico, perché non approva il loro modo di divertirsi. Nel mondo c'è bisogno di più gente cattiva e di meno rimbambiti.»"
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
4. "A nascere sono buoni tutti..Persino io sono nato!Ma poi bisogna divenire! DIVENIRE! Crescere, aumentare, svilupparsi, ingrossare...(senza gonfiare)accettare mutamenti (ma non mutazioni),maturare (senza avvizzire),evolvere (e valutare),progredire (senza rimbambire),durare (senza vegetare),invecchiare (senza troppo ringiovanire)e morire senza protestare"
Author: Daniel Pennac
5. "The yellow moon dreamilytipping buttons of lightdown among the leaves. Marimba,marimba - from beyond theblack street.Somebody dancing,somebodygetting the helloutta here. Shadows of catsweave round the treetrunks,the exposed knotty roots.("Scenes from the Life of the Peppertrees")"
Author: Denise Levertov
6. "Talent is everything. If you've got talent, nothing else matters. You can screw up your personal life something terrible. So what. If you've got talent, it's there in reserve. Anybody who has talent they know they have it and that's it. It's what makes you what you are. It tells you you're you. Talent is everything; sanity is nothing. I'm convinced of it. I think I had something once. I showed promise, didn't I? But I was too sane. I couldn't make the leap out of my own soul into the soul of the universe. That's the leap they all made. From Blake to Rimbaud. I don't write anything but checks. I read science fiction. I go on business trips to South Bend and Rochester. The one in Minnesota. Not Rochester, New York. Rochester, Minnesota. I couldn't make the leap."
Author: Don DeLillo
7. "If the mystery can be reduced to one solution, it lies in a simple coincidence: Rimbaud's interest in his own work had survived the realization that the world would not be changed by verbal innovation. It did not survive the failure of all his adult relationships. He had always treated poems as a form of private communication. He gave his songs to chansonniers, his satires to satirists. Without a constant companion, he was writing in a void."
Author: Graham Robb
8. "He will never be satisfied," writes one biographer...I know because I suffer from the same disease...I don't believe for a minute that the flowers ever faded or the stars were ever dimmed in Rimbaud's eyes...It was the world of men that his weary glance saw things pale and fade. He began by wanting to "see all, feel all, exhaust everything, explore everything, say everything." ...He had no choice of fighting for the rest of his life to hold the ground he had gained or to renounce the struggle utterly. Why could he not have compromised? Because compromise was not in his vocabulary. He was a fanatic from childhood, a person who had to go the whole hog or die. In this lied his purity, his innocence."
Author: Henry Miller
9. "The real renegade is the man who has lost faith in his fellowman. Today the loss of faith is universal. Here God himself is powerless. We have put our faith in the bomb, and it is the bomb, which will answer our prayers [...] it takes time for doom to spread throughout the corpus of civilization. But when Rimbaud walked out the back door, doom had already announced itself."
Author: Henry Miller
10. "Deserts possess a particular magic, since they have exhausted their own futures, and are thus free of time. Anything erected there, a city, a pyramid, a motel, stands outside time. It's no coincidence that religious leaders emerge from the desert. Modern shopping malls have much the same function. A future Rimbaud, Van Gogh or Adolf Hitler will emerge from their timeless wastes."
Author: J.G. Ballard
11. "I have finally taught Dean that he can do anything he wants, become mayor of Denver, marry a millionairess, or become the greatest poet since Rimbaud. But he keeps rushing out to see the midget auto races"
Author: Jack Kerouac
12. "It is true what Rimbaud said; If you think a book is strong enough, try it at the ocean, in the wind, at the waves. If the book can resist the ocean, then it exists. Otherwise, throw it away."
Author: Klaus Kinski
13. "Madness and passion have always been interchangeable. Throughout the entire western literary tradition. Madness is an abundance of existence. Madness is a way of asking difficult questions. What did he mean, the powerless tyrant king? O Fool, I shall go mad.Maybe madness is the excess of possibility,.... And writingis about reducing possibility to ne idea, one book, one sentence, one word. Madness is a form of self-expression. It is the opposite of creativity. You cannot make anything that can be separated from yourself if you are mad. And yet, look at Rimbaud -- and your wonderful Christopher Smart. But don't harbour any romantic ideas about what it means to be mad. My language was my protection, my guarantee against madness and when there was no one to listen my language vanished along with my reader."
Author: Patricia Duncker
14. "All writers are, somewhere or other, mad. Not les grands fous, like Rimbaud, but mad, yes, mad. Because we do not believe in the stability of reality. We know that it can fragment, like a sheet of glass or a car's windscreen. but we also know that reality can be invented, reordered, constructed, remade. Writing is, in itself, an act of violence perpetrated against reality."
Author: Patricia Duncker
15. "Avevo trovato conforto in Arthur Rimbaud, in cui mi ero imbattuta a sedici anni, su una bancarella di libri di fronte alla stazione degli autobus di Philadelphia; il suo sguardo borioso aveva incrociato il mio dalla copertina di Illuminazioni. Possedeva un'intelligenza insolente capace di infiammarmi, e l'avevo accolto come un compatriota, un parente, un amore segreto perfino. Non avendo i novantanove centesimi per comprare il libro me lo ero messo in tasca."
Author: Patti Smith
16. "Setiap buku adalah kutipan; setiap rumah adalah kutipan seluruh rimba raya dan tambang-tambang dan bebatuan; setiap manusia adalah kutipan dari semua leluhurnya"
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
17. "Quando tornerai, mi darai una possibilità?"Nascosi la mia sorpresa. "Che vuoi dire?""È come ho detto. Non mi hai mai voluto, non mi hai mai nemmeno preso in considerazione. I fiori, le attenzioni… ti rimbalzavano addosso. Eri così presa da lui, e nessuno lo notava. Se farai questa cosa di cui parli, mi prenderai sul serio? Al tuo ritorno, mi darai una possibilità?"
Author: Richelle Mead
18. "El silencio de la muerte es el peor de los silencios, porque el silencio rulfiano es un silencio aceptado y el rimbaudiano es un silencio buscado, pero el silencio de la muerte es el que corta de tajo lo que pudo ser y nunca más va a poder ser, lo que no sabremos jamás."
Author: Roberto Bolaño
19. "What we have witnessed in our own time is the death of universities as centres of critique. Since Margaret Thatcher, the role of academia has been to service the status quo, not challenge it in the name of justice, tradition, imagination, human welfare, the free play of the mind or alternative visions of the future. We will not change this simply by increasing state funding of the humanities as opposed to slashing it to nothing. We will change it by insisting that a critical reflection on human values and principles should be central to everything that goes on in universities, not just to the study of Rembrandt or Rimbaud."
Author: Terry Eagleton
20. "We must change life,' the poet [Rimbaud] had written, and so the Situationists set out to transform everyday life in the modern world through a comprehensive program that included above all else the construction of 'situations' -- defined in 1958 as moments of life 'concretely and deliberately constructed by the collective organization of a unitary ambiance and a play of events' -- but that also necessary entailed the supersession of philosophy, the realization of art, the abolition of politics, and the fall of the 'spectacle-commodity economy."
Author: Tom McDonough

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