current reading VI

"Dropping his visitor's hand, he suddenly stood stock-still, in the attitude of one who listens."

"There arose before him, complicated and inhuman, like a moving tower of instruments and appliances, the monstrous Apparition of Modern Invention.
 He felt as though, with aeroplanes spying down upon every retreat like ubiquitous vultures, with the lanes invaded by iron-clad motors like colossal beetles, with no sea, no lake, no river free from throbbing, thudding engines, the one thing most precious of all in the world was being steadily assassinated."

-John Cowper Powys, Wolf Solent



"Voici les temps des Assassins."

- Arthur Rimbaud, Matinée d'Ivresse