Saturday, September 17, 2005

Ken Kesey

Ken Kesey was born on September 17, 1935. I've greatly admired Cukoo's Nest for years, and recently came across these sentences from his second novel

"...there is always a sanctuary more, a door that can never be forced whatever the force; a last inviolable stronghold that cannot be taken, whatever the attack. Your vote can be taken, your name, your innards, even your life. But that last stronghold can only be surrendered--and to surrender it for any reason other than love is to surrender love..."

~ Sometimes A Great Notion

Here's some more food for thought (I'm not sure where this is from, having pulled it off the website linked above):

"The answer is never the answer. What's really interesting is the mystery. If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you'll always be seeking. I've never seen anybody really find the answer -- they think they have, so they stop thinking. But the job is to seek mystery, evoke mystery, plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom. The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer."


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