Edward Bunker quotes

  • I believe that anyone who doesn't read remains dumb. Even if they know how, failing to regularly ingest the written word dooms them to ignorance, no matter what else they have or do.
    -- Edward Bunker

    #Believe #Ignorance #Dumb

  • ....decay and disfavor came together as other parts of the coast were developed, and the canals became weed-clogged ditches breeding mosquitoes, and the hotels were turned into third-rate apartments.
    -- Edward Bunker

    #Weed #Venice #Together

  • It is phenomenal how fast a little toot of smack will take away the agony of withdrawal and most other kinds of pain. What it cannot take away it makes meaningless. You may still have a broken arm, but somehow it doesn't matter so much. The same is true for angst and anxiety. It cancels pain so hidden that you were unaware of its existence until it disappeared.
    -- Edward Bunker

    #Pain #Agony #Broken

  • Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

  • Of all liars the most arrogant are biographers: those who would have us believe, having surveyed a few boxes full of letters, diaries, bank statements and photographs, that they can play at the recording angel and tell the whole truth about another human life.

  • Much of our ignorance is of ourselves. Our eyes are full of dust. Prejudice blinds us.

  • It is strictly and philosophically true in Nature and reason that there is no such thing as chance or accident; it being evident that these words do not signify anything really existing, anything that is truly an agent or the cause of any event; but they signify merely men's ignorance of the real an immediate cause.

  • The field is a halfway house, halfway between the detail of those intimately known places and the ignorance of a landscape view ... The essence of a field is that the cultural accommodates the natural there. The human being makes room for and makes use of those organisms that are not him. In that way the field is a poem to symbiosis, and a human contract with the natural.

  • Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it.

  • It's a combination of life being unpredictable, and you being super dumb.

  • Life is short ... so why waste it doing something dumb?

  • Wherever I have gone in this country, I have found Americans.

  • I want all the kids to do what I do, to look up to me. I want all the kids to copulate me.