"A flight of scarlet pigeons thunders round my thoughts. An exile here, I once had a stage on which to play all the masterpieces of literature. I would show you unheard-of riches. I note the story of the treasures you discovered. I see the outcome. My wisdom is as scorned as chaos. What is my nothingness to the stupor that awaits you?"
- Arthur Rimbaud (Lives, as translated by Louise Varése)
Segment of Illuminations, thus far some of my most favored lines.
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