Against the notion of a New Year
'My idea of paradise is a perfect automobile travelling over a smooth road at thirty miles an hour to a twelfth century cathedral'
- Henry James
'I would like to write poetry so old-fashioned it seemed radically new'
- Allen Curnow
'I have nothing new to ask of you,
Future, heaven of the poor...
the hands of the clock still enter without knocking'
- WS Merwin
'Old houses were scaffolding once and workmen whistling'
- TE Hulme
'That busy insect
is eating away my life'
- Charles Reznikoff
'The end of time is continuous'
- Roger Rountree
'Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans'
- John Lennon