Richard Gary Brautigan Quotes

There are seductions that should be in the Smithsonian Institute, right next to The Spirit of St. Louis.

Richard Gary Brautigan

I didn't know the full dimensions of forever, but I knew it was longer than waiting for Christmas to come.

Richard Gary Brautigan

It's strange how the simple things in life go on while we become more difficult.

Richard Gary Brautigan

Probably the closest things to perfection are the huge absolutely empty holes that astronomers have recently discovered in space. If there's nothing there, how can anything go wrong?

Richard Gary Brautigan

I'm in a constant process of thinking about things. I'll think about things for thirty or forty years before I'll write it.

Richard Gary Brautigan

All of us have a place in history. Mine is clouds.

Richard Gary Brautigan

Everything smelled of sheep. The dandelions were suddenly more sheep than flower, each petal reflecting wool and the sound of a bell ringing off the yellow. But the thing that smelled the most like sheep, was the sun itself. When the sun went behind a cloud, the smell of sheep decreased, like standing on some old guy's hearing aid, and when the sun came back again, the smell of the sheep was loud, like a clap of thunder inside a cup of coffee.

Richard Gary Brautigan

Everybody wants to go to bed with everybody else, they're lined up for blocks, so I'll go to bed with you. They won't miss us.

Richard Gary Brautigan

Thinking hard about you I got on the bus and paid 30 cents car fare and asked the driver for two transfers before discovering that I was alone.

Richard Gary Brautigan

Forsaken, fucking in the cold, eating each other, lost runny noses, complaining all the time like so many people that we know

Richard Gary Brautigan

I like to think (it has to be!) of a cybernetic ecology where we are free of our labors and joined back to nature, returned to our mammal brothers and sisters, and all watched over by machines of loving grace.

Richard Gary Brautigan

A friend came over to the house a few days ago and read one of my poems. He came back today and asked to read the same poem over again. After he finished reading it, he said, "It makes me want to write poetry."

Richard Gary Brautigan

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