Lipton’s Journal/December 31, 1954/129

From Project Mailer

Word echoes: We have had overlook and over-look, boring and boring (piercing). Now, fuck. Fuck means the act and it also means a nugatory word. We say of something that it is “No fucking good”—which also means that if there is no sexual experience or meaning within it, then it is truly no good at all. We say in a rage, “Get the fuck out of here”—It is our way of saying, “Get the sexual emotion, connotation, threat, out of my presence.”

“What the fuck do you know?” If you don’t know anything about fucking, we are saying, then indeed you know nothing at all.

And “The whole fucking world,” because indeed the echo of the whole world are the only soul acts allowed man—his separate private fuckings, his soul communions with himself and with others.