susan smitten (chu_hi) wrote,
susan smitten

Quotations from Kristin Hersh's Rat Girl

"So I take a book with a black-and-white photo of a baby on it off the shelf and turn to a chapter called 'Pregnancy in the Workplace.' I figure there's no way I'll be able to use any of the information in it - they always say weird shit like, 'Keep carrot sticks in your desk drawer" - but this particular book says: 'Request fans that blow smoke away from you.' I'm not kidding; that's what it says. For a minute I think the book is speaking directly to me. You can request different fans?

"When I realize they mean fans, not fans, I close the book and replace it. I'll just keep some goddamn carrot sticks in my guitar case." p.253

"If you're gonna leave inertia behind, you gotta be ready for forward movement." P.266

"Then the roller coaster races by and grabs me by the hair. Heat builds, my skin fizzes with electricity, colors appear, blotting out the studio around me, 'now' becomes memories, vital sounds fill my chest - all this in an instant. The last thing I think is, this is one beautiful coughed-up liver." p.309
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