Abu Nuwas Quote
“I bought abandon dear
And sold all piety for pleasure.
My own free spirit I have followed,
And never will I give up lust.”
“There are only a few images that are not forced to provide meaning, or have to go through the filter of a specific idea.”
Photography, or the Writing of Light (2000)
“'But I don't want to go among mad people,' said Alice. 'Oh, you can't help that,' said the cat. 'We're all mad here.'”
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865)
“Most of the trouble in the world has been caused by folks who can't mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has.”
―William S. Burroughs
The Adding Machine: Selected Essays (1985), The Name is Burroughs
Bio: Abu-Nuwas al-Hasan ben Hani al-Hakami,a known as Abū-Nuwās, was one of the greatest of classical Arabic poets, who also composed in Persian on occasion. Born in the city of Ahvaz in Persia, of an Arab father and a Persian mother, he became a master of all the contemporary genres of Arabic poetry.
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“And he respects Owl, because you can't help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn't spell it right; but spelling isn't everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn't count.”