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    I write all day every day, so when I feel unproductive, it magnifies everything else.
    — Blake Butler
    tags: write 
     
    I use the word "god" a lot, and I'm not sure if I know what I believe god is. I don't believe that when we die, that's it. It's almost like a logical faith. I logically don't believe that all this stuff [surrounding us] is generated from dust. But I'm also not like "Jesus Christ came down to save us." It's almost selfish to think that human beings, on this plane of reality, are the end of it.
    — Blake Butler
    tags: reality  believe  human  die  god  faith  christ 
     
    What if life after death is all based within memory: you die, and you don't ascend on a bed of clouds to Jesus, but your brain has a terrain that it can use to propel itself further. It's more of a theoretical afterlife. If that's true, all of these theoretical afterlives of people could potentially interact or network. That space seems way more powerful and exciting than reality. This potential boundlessness is more of what god is to me.
    — Blake Butler
    I think language is a system that we have devised to negotiate a series of more amorphous entities. It's a layer you can use to see where those things exist, but if you don't have anyone speaking anymore, those things are still there. The things that language stands for do not require humans, and in fact are often trampled down by humans.
    — Blake Butler
    tags: language  facts 
     
    I'm not an escapist, but the value of language is that it can create places that did not exist before. And so language for me doesn't reflect the world, it extends the world, so that it becomes larger and more fantastic and less mired in this school shooting bullshit. It actually builds a future - that's how evolution occurs.
    — Blake Butler
    Reality is overrated to me. Everyone spends enough time on the computer, eating, going out to bars. Why do I need to read a book about that?
    — Blake Butler
    tags: time  reality  book  read  computer 
     
    I'm really close to my mom, but things with my dad have been different. He has dementia and watching him change, I've actually started to think that it's a purer state for people. Because he operates as if he's a child and everything is new, which seems more honest.
    — Blake Butler
    tags: children  people  child 
     
    I am a serial monogamist of sorts, and have been with my girlfriend for almost four years. In imagining my brain back to worlds where I might be around someone other sexed in that way and not know them that well, speaking out loud almost seems like requiring of demon language, or money spurting.
    — Blake Butler
    tags: world  language  brain  demon  money  year 
     
    I like smartasses, because I can be smartass back and rashy.
    — Blake Butler
    It is important not to show too many inches at once.
    — Blake Butler
    My love is inside me where my fat was.
    — Blake Butler
    I always want to sleep on the third date.
    — Blake Butler
    tags: sleep 
     
    So many doors forever. There were never enough. Each door had several locks. One lock was combination. Another required keys. Another was a simple side latch. Another was strictly ornamental. Another you could open by whispering the right thing to it at the right time, which is the type of lock most humans have.
    — Blake Butler
    tags: time  key  forever  right 
     
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