Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Facebookers and Twitterers 2010

Yellow paper found its way into various social networking sites in 2010. Here is a selection of the Russell Hoban quotes found on Twitter and Facebook on 4th February.

One assumes that the world simply is and is and is but it isn't, it is like music that we hear a moment at a time and put together in our heads. But this music, unlike other music, cannot be performed again.
from Pilgermann
Facebooked by the Russell Hoban Page


'She said, "Be the world-child with me"' said the head. I will.
- from The Medusa Frequency
Facebooked by PA Morbid



The above from Fremder Facebooked by Tim Haillay



The sword has crumbled into rust and the wind has blown the rust away but still I am, still I am of the world.
from Pilgermann
Facebooked by Chris Bell



We must find in ourselves the shapes of letting go because we're not free to become what we're going to be next until we let go of what we are now.
- from 'Mnemosyne, Teen Taals, and Tottenham Court Road' from The Moment under the Moment
Facebooked by Lara Hoffenberg

Sometimes I don't know anything at all for large spaces; sometimes I know many things all in the same place. My perceptions are uneven, my understading patchy but I have action; I go. I can't tell this as a story because it isn't a story; a story is what remains when you leave out most of the action; a story is a coherent sequence of picture cards ...
from Pilgermann
Facebooked by Dave Awl




I dont have nothing only words to put down on paper. Its so hard. Some times theres mor in the emty paper nor there is when you get the writing down on it. You try to word the big things and they tern ther backs on you. Yet youwl see stanning stoans and ther backs wil talk to you.
from Riddley Walker
Facebooked by Olaf Schneider


The fog made everything more personal, as if it were taking me aside to tell me a secret.
from The Bat Tattoo
tweeted by Lindsay Edmunds

At three o'clock in the morning the moments patter like rain on the roof of night; the silence is a road to anywhere.
- from The Medusa Frequency
tweeted by Richard Cooper (at three o'clock in the morning*)
*courtesy of HootSuite's scheduling facility :-)


The moment will not stay. We seek out places where the sorrow will be lessened, places where there is heart's ease in the sorrow, heart's comfort amidst the pain. For good or ill the moment will not stay. How fast the world flees in all directions from us!
- from 'Mnemosyne, Teen Taals, and Tottenham Court Road' from The Moment under the Moment
Facebooked by Lara Hoffenberg




The above from Pilgermann Facebooked by Tim Haillay


Even a small mountain is always a surprise, it is always so much itself.
from Pilgermann
tweeted by Olaf Schneider


Here's to Art and all who sail in her.
from My Tango With Barbara Strozzi
tweeted by Lindsay Edmunds

There were times when it seemed to him that the different parts of him were not all under the same management.
from The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz
tweeted by Dave Awl

The action never stops, it only changes, the ringing of steel is sung in the stillness of the stone.
from Pilgermann
tweeted by Chris Bell


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