Gravestone at Cedar Grove Cemetery
University of Notre Dame
It seems that no matter the century or decade, whether you're young or old, whether it's a "Melancholy Moon" or a "Melancholy Baby," from cradle to grave, in order to be a properly tormented human being . . .
always have the blues a little. . . . "
A Chain of MELANCHOLY Connections
the following quotations & more on my current post
~~ Melancholy and / or Properly Tormented ~~
@ The Fortnightly Kitti Carriker:
A Fortnightly [every 14th & 28th] Literary Blog of
Connection & Coincidence; Custom & Ceremony
What, after all, is a writer's life without a dose of despair?
from Dear Committee Members (p 68)
by Julie Schumacher
“The world is a hellish place, and bad writing
is destroying the quality of our suffering.”
“I drank to drown my sorrows,
but the damned things learned how to swim.”
Put on your red shoes and dance the blues
Holly Golightly: You know those days
when you get the mean reds?
Paul: The mean reds. You mean like the blues?
Holly: No. The blues are because you're getting fat, and maybe it's been raining too long. You're just sad, that's all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you're afraid, and you don't know what you're afraid of.
Do you ever get that feeling?
from the screenplay ~ Breakfast at Tiffany's
based on the novel by Truman Capote
After thirty, a man wakes up sad every morning,
excepting perhaps five or six, until the day of his death.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I never wake without finding life a more
insignificant thing than it was the day before.
"Life is only on Earth. And not for long."
from the psycho - science - fiction movie Melancholia