Blake Butler Famous Quotes & Sayings

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20 Blake Butler Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Blake Butler Sayings: I like smartasses, because I can be smartass back and rashy. I like smartasses, because I can be smartass back and rashy.
Blake Butler Sayings: I thought of my father, alone and elsewhere, his head cradled in his hands. I I thought of my father, alone and elsewhere, his head cradled in his hands. I thought of the day he'd punched a hole straight through the kitchen wall, thinking she'd be tucked away inside. All those places he'd looked and never found. Inside their mattress. In stained-glass windows. How he'd scoured the carpet for her stray hair and strung them all together with a ribbon; how he'd slept with that one lock swathed across his nostrils, hugging a pillow fitted with a nightshirt. How he'd dug up the backyard, stripped and sweating. How he'd played her favorite album on repeat and loud, a lure. How when we took up the carpet in my bedroom to find her, under the carpet was wood. Under the wood there was cracked concrete. Under the concrete there was dirt. Under the dirt there was a cavity of water. I swam down into the water with my nose clenched and lungs burning in my chest but I could not find the bottom and I couldn't see a thing.
Blake Butler Sayings: I think language is a system that we have devised to negotiate a series of I think language is a system that we have devised to negotiate a series of more amorphous entities. It's a layer you can use to see where those things exist, but if you don't have anyone speaking anymore, those things are still there. The things that language stands for do not require humans, and in fact are often trampled down by humans.
Blake Butler Sayings: Overhead the sky was melting, the cracked cream color rubbing off in cogs of brine.The Overhead the sky was melting, the cracked cream color rubbing off in cogs of brine.
The fields far ahead of me in endless pudding, studded here and there with what had been: homes and houses, hair and heirlooms, habits, hallways, hauntings, hope.
Blake Butler Sayings: I use the word "god" a lot, and I'm not sure if I know what I use the word "god" a lot, and I'm not sure if I know what I believe god is. I don't believe that when we die, that's it. It's almost like a logical faith. I logically don't believe that all this stuff [surrounding us] is generated from dust. But I'm also not like "Jesus Christ came down to save us." It's almost selfish to think that human beings, on this plane of reality, are the end of it.
Blake Butler Sayings: I'm really close to my mom, but things with my dad have been different. He I'm really close to my mom, but things with my dad have been different. He has dementia and watching him change, I've actually started to think that it's a purer state for people. Because he operates as if he's a child and everything is new, which seems more honest.
Blake Butler Sayings: So many doors forever. There were never enough. Each door had several locks. One lock So many doors forever. There were never enough. Each door had several locks. One lock was combination. Another required keys. Another was a simple side latch. Another was strictly ornamental. Another you could open by whispering the right thing to it at the right time, which is the type of lock most humans have.
Blake Butler Sayings: Reality is overrated to me. Everyone spends enough time on the computer, eating, going out Reality is overrated to me. Everyone spends enough time on the computer, eating, going out to bars. Why do I need to read a book about that?
Blake Butler Sayings: When I was a kid my primary goal in life was to find a book When I was a kid my primary goal in life was to find a book that was alive. Not alive in the human sense, but like a thing that would send me to a place not otherwise accessible on Earth. This book should have hidden words encrypted beneath the printed ones, so that if I worked hard enough and discovered the code I would somehow end up inside the book, or the book would take on a body and consume me, revealing a secret set of rooms behind the wall in my bedroom, for instance, inside which anything could be.
Blake Butler Sayings: DAYS ARE WEEKS AND WEEKS ARE DAYS INSIDE YOU DAYS ARE WEEKS AND WEEKS ARE DAYS INSIDE YOU
Blake Butler Sayings: My love is inside me where my fat was. My love is inside me where my fat was.
Blake Butler Sayings: About twenty pages into Luke B. Goebel's Fourteen Stories, None of Them Are Yours, I About twenty pages into Luke B. Goebel's Fourteen Stories, None of Them Are Yours, I realized I was reading with one hand holding my forehead and one balled at my waist, kind of clenched, and gazing down into the paper like a man soon to be converged upon. Goebel's testimony comes on like that: engrossing, fanatical, full of private grief, and yet, at the same time, charismatic, tender, and intrepid, aglow with more spirit than most Americans have the right to wield.
Blake Butler Sayings: I'm not an escapist, but the value of language is that it can create places I'm not an escapist, but the value of language is that it can create places that did not exist before. And so language for me doesn't reflect the world, it extends the world, so that it becomes larger and more fantastic and less mired in this school shooting bullshit. It actually builds a future - that's how evolution occurs.
Blake Butler Sayings: I am a serial monogamist of sorts, and have been with my girlfriend for almost I am a serial monogamist of sorts, and have been with my girlfriend for almost four years. In imagining my brain back to worlds where I might be around someone other sexed in that way and not know them that well, speaking out loud almost seems like requiring of demon language, or money spurting.
Blake Butler Sayings: It is important not to show too many inches at once. It is important not to show too many inches at once.
Blake Butler Sayings: I write all day every day, so when I feel unproductive, it magnifies everything else. I write all day every day, so when I feel unproductive, it magnifies everything else.
Blake Butler Sayings: There were seven men, but just one language. They also moved as one and ate There were seven men, but just one language. They also moved as one and ate one meal a day and slept in the same bed and knew the same women with whom they'd made the same child. They worked for the same firm as the father. They were the future.
Blake Butler Sayings: What if life after death is all based within memory: you die, and you don't What if life after death is all based within memory: you die, and you don't ascend on a bed of clouds to Jesus, but your brain has a terrain that it can use to propel itself further. It's more of a theoretical afterlife. If that's true, all of these theoretical afterlives of people could potentially interact or network. That space seems way more powerful and exciting than reality. This potential boundlessness is more of what god is to me.
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Blake Butler Sayings: I always want to sleep on the third date. I always want to sleep on the third date.