One enlightens me by flushing my beliefs right down to the drain while the other gives me hope in crawling back out. Very different style but they both are the utterly free spirit - live your inner "craziness" and break the frigging "rules".
And they are probably the only two men I cannot live without.
"Faith is all right for those who have it. Just don't load it on me. I have more faith in my plumber than I do in the eternal being. Plumbers do a good job. They keep the shit flowing."
"Some people never go crazy, What truly horrible lives they must live”"
"He (Shakespeare) is unreadable and overrated. But people don't want to hear that. You see, you cannot attack shrines. Shakespeare is embedded through the centuries. You can say "So-and-so is a lousy actor!". But you can't say Shakespeare is shit. The longer something is around, snobs begin to attach themselves to it, like suckerfish. When snobs feel something is safe...they attach. The moment you tell them the truth, they go wild. They can't handle it. It's attacking their own thought process. They disgust me."
"Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose--and commit myself to--what is best for me." (Zahir)
"…in all the woods and forests, God did not create a single leaf the same as any other… People go against nature because they lack the courage to be different.
You’re someone who’s different, but who wants to be the same as everyone else. And that, in my view, is a serious illness.
Live. If you live, God will live with you. If you refuse to run his risks, he’ll retreat to that distant heaven and be merely a subject for philosophical speculation. Everyone knows this, but no one takes the first step, perhaps for fear of being called insane." (Veronica Decides To Die)