Luke Soloman

A Quote by Sol Luckman on hallucination, father, identity, drugs, acid, luke soloman, jesus, and death

I was dying. Of course. This was it. Curtain. Finis. I dropped to my knees on the sidewalk and prayed to Jesus for another crack at life. But then I became confused, unable to recall who Jesus’s father was. Why this should have been important I can’t venture to guess, but it got me on the subject of fathers. I realized, with an incredible sensation of vertigo, I was old enough to be my own father.

Sol Luckman

Source: The Toy Buddha: Book II of the Beginner's Luke Series (The Beginner's Luke Series), Pages: 35

Contributed by: Leigh

A Quote by Sol Luckman on names, imagination, luke soloman, proverb, axiom, picture, speaking, words, funny, humor, comedy, satire, parody, home, and return

Finally, we entered Chetaube County, my imaginary birthplace, where the names of the little winding roads and minuscule mountain communities never failed to inspire me: Yardscrabble, Big Log, Upper, Middle and Lower Pigsty, Chicken Scratch, Cooterville, Felchville, Dust Rag, Dough Bag, Uranus Ridge, Big Bottom, Hooter Holler, Quickskillet, Buck Wallow, Possum Strut … We always say a picture speaks a thousand words, but isn’t the opposite equally true?

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 95

Contributed by: Leigh

A Quote by Sol Luckman on self, identity, luke soloman, imagination, future, planning, flux, ego, reality, and other

I had a lot on my mind trying to put together some kind of plan for my wayward self. The future seemed made of matchsticks, fragile as a house of cards. Where would I go now? Who would I be? Would I be me or somebody else?

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 86

Contributed by: Leigh

A Quote by Sol Luckman on life, imagination, imaginary, change, parting, leaving, flux, distance, fate, time, crossroads, fiction, past, present, future, adventure, character, picaresque, road, travel, author, writing, luke soloman, and free novel

I didn’t look back. I couldn’t. Such is life, imaginary or otherwise: a continuous parting of ways, a constant flux of approximation and distanciation, lines of fate intersecting at a point which is no-time, a theoretical crossroads fictitiously “present,” an unstable ice floe forever drifting between was and will be. The Adventure called and I followed with my thumb like a character being written by an intractable author. Which, of course, I was.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 85

Contributed by: Leigh

A Quote by Sol Luckman on desire, conflict, truth, dream, lucid dream, drinking, drunk, lucidity, experience, the road, travel, adventure, quixotic, movement, luke soloman, and picaresque

I’d been having dreams lately, drunken dreams with their peculiar lucidity in which the Experience Trail, the High Seas seemed to call louder and louder, more and more insistently with a voice that was at the same time music—a siren’s song that almost threatened me if I refused to obey its quixotic urgings …

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 83

Contributed by: Leigh

A Quote by Sol Luckman on age, old, proverb, funny, and luke soloman

YOU'RE ONLY OLD ONCE.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 81

Contributed by: Celena

A Quote by Sol Luckman on luke soloman, beginners luke, begging, poverty, nonchalance, money, earning, abundance, co-creation, manifestation, homeless, career, possibility, trenchant, funny, humor, comedy, and social satire

I adopted a begging posture that suggested genteel poverty combined with a certain affable nonchalance. People found this irresistible. They lavished money on me. Within days I exceeded ten dollars an hour. I began to save money and even, following Blue’s lead, tithed to the less fortunate. I became less pessimistic, thought less about how cruel the streets can be. I actually considered begging a legitimate career possibility.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 77..78

Contributed by: Alyce

A Quote by Sol Luckman on luke soloman, begging, money, survival, human, humanity, human nature, generosity, crisis, good samaritan, selfish, greedy, philanthropy, philanthropist, and goodwill

It takes money to make money, even begging. Humans are herd animals. If a stranger’s bleeding to death beside the road, most people won’t stop to offer a Band-Aid. But get the ball rolling with a couple Good Samaritans, and before you know it you’ve got more eager philanthropists than you know what to do with.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 76..77

Contributed by: Leigh

A Quote by Sol Luckman on leper, belief, fiction, make-believe, jesus, god, satan, luke soloman, funny, humorous, and hilarious

I’d never seen a leper before. To be honest I didn’t really believe in them. I’d always assumed they were just made-up Biblical characters like Jesus, God and Satan.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 75

Contributed by: Alyce

A Quote by Sol Luckman on drinking, alcohol, friendship, bonding, save the world, luke soloman, philosophy, picaresque, and funny

Nothing bonds two solitary individuals like a good shared drunk. This is a scientific fact. It’s important, even necessary for the long-term welfare of the planet to get good and s**t-faced with your neighbor every now and then.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 69

Contributed by: Alyce

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