Friday, January 09, 2009

Why I'm Unfit for Serious Literary Inquiry



Today my friend Thomas shared with me his favorite utterance from The Belle of Amherst, Emily Dickinson.

Thomas: "To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else." Isn't that just amazing? It's so beautiful, I could write an entire film based on that concept alone. And all anyone wants to make movies about in Hollywood anymore is some psychopath who hacks people up.

Me: You know, I just realized, if you break her last name down, it refers to incest.

4 comments:

huckleberry said...

You can also sing most every one of her poems to the theme of Gilligan's Island.
So you and I are in the same boat homie...

kissyface said...

That's awesome. Thank you. Truthfully, I think she wrote some great stuff, so I wasn't merely taking the piss out... Or maybe the pith out. Either way, thanks for your fealty, Comrade.

Anonymous said...

heh. dick-in-son. That is a great quote. And it's why I'm unfit for serious literary--or any other kind for that matter--inquiry as well. Hey KFC!

UF Mike

Johnny Smoke said...

"...And all anyone wants to make movies about in Hollywood anymore is some psychopath who hacks people up."

At Christmas no less. Several of the cable channels ran gore-fest marathons the day of Christmas. That's messed up.