These paper boats of mine are meant to dance on the ripples of hours, and not reach any destination... Rabindranath Tagore

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past...F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby

We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. We lived in the gaps between the stories.
On the way to the river are the old dormitories, used for something else now, with their fairy-tale turrets, painted white and gold and blue. When we think of the past it's the beautiful things we pick out. We want to believe it was all like that.
--from Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid's Tale

Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul.
- Joyce Carol Oates

Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Red Piano Quotes

Back cover of The Red Piano (2008) ~ Andre LeBlanc


Pianos are criminal. Pianists are criminals. Schools are closed down. The Communist Party is re-educating everyone.

But what possible purpose does music serve? Can it erase five years of exile, a wasted youth, cold, hunger, filth and imprisonment?

Collecting human compost from the latrines and transporting it to the fields, to fertilise the soil; this is what happens to a rebellious artist.

Yesterday's post presents the opening words of this delightful book HERE!

Linking to:
Quote It Saturday


fredamans said...

Very interesting quotes.

SquirrelQueen said...

I went to yesterday's post to read the beginning. This sounds like a very interesting read although a bit on the depressing side possibly.

Tea norman said...

Very thought provoking quotes. Would love to read the book. Thanks for sharing.

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