"New York is one of the most provincial and isolated places I know. They never get asked questions about escape, or if they are it’s always about the price-of-rent bullshit. I mean, there are still 60-year-old men in that city running around telling anecdotes about how they knew the fucking Ramones. There are people running around with the same tattoos and uniform on and reading the same shitty books. They’re the ones who need to escape. Their fashion is the spiritual equivalent of bell bottoms, but nobody asks them questions about escaping. You can be a shitty artist anywhere."
"I like to think god is throwing animals at me. That the windows should be broken into. That you don’t remember the smoke filling your throat, your lungs. That you don’t remember me in the doorway half-dressed, half-deer."
"What’s greater than living forever and
not being alive to see the consequences."
— Shane Jones, Crystal Eaters
"Love ate the red wheelbarrow."