Believe in the holy contour of life

"Belief & Technique For Modern Prose: List of Essentials" in a letter to Don Allen (1958)
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Accept loss forever

"Belief & Technique For Modern Prose: List of Essentials" in a letter to Don Allen (1958)

I hope it is true that a man can die and yet not only live in others but give them life, and not only life but that great consciousness of life.

Journal entry (November 1951)

We should be wondering tonight, “Is there a world?” But I could go and talk on 5, 10, 20 minutes about is there a world, because there is really no world, cause sometimes I’m walkin’ on the ground and I see right through the ground. And there is no world. And you’ll find out.

Hunter College, New York, New York (8 November 1958)

I want to work in revelations, not just spin silly tales for money. I want to fish as deep down as possible into my own subconscious in the belief that once that far down, everyone will understand because they are the same that far down.

Letter to Ed White (5 July 1950)

Write in recollection and amazement for yourself

"Belief & Technique For Modern Prose: List of Essentials" in a letter to Don Allen (1958)