All of writing is a huge lake. There are great rivers that feed the lake, like...– Jean Rhys (via heheheheheheheeheheheehehe)
June 19th, 2010
smoke-beer: onehaikueverydayforayear: Been going for gold for so long, I forgot the beauty of silver. So I’m curious Chris, would it be weird for me to get this as a tattoo because now that I’ve traveled back to the very beginnings of my ‘likes’ I have found this again and yea, still like it. I’d be okay with that. As long as you don’t insist on getting it in my handwriting.
theparisreview: After listening to their first...
pantheonbooks: “Write only if you cannot live without writing. Write only what you alone can write.” ― Elie Wiesel
potentialitea: Wild Nothing: Summer Holiday.
The Early Jobs of 24 Famous Writers
mentalflossr: How did famous writers make ends meet before their big breaks?
It saddens me to see girls proudly declaring they’re not like other girls –...– “I’m not like the other girls”, Claudia Gray Excellent article. I always end up thinking this when I see reblogs like that. Female competition is a horrible, poisonous thing (that I’ve only recently gotten over engaging in, and I am much happier for it). (via birdwithapeopleface)
filthymajacetic: The National - About Today
Perhaps if we saw what was ahead of us, and glimpsed the follies, and...– Lemony Snicket
I had a teacher I liked who used to say good fiction’s job was to comfort the...– -David Foster Wallace, in an interview with Larry McCaffery for The Review of Contemporary Fiction (vol. 13, 1993) (via davidfosterwallace) (via palequeenliteraryquotes)
A good writer wants from us — or has no right to ask more than — intelligence,...– John Jeremiah Sullivan, in consideration of William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! (via explore-blog) Our Southern Editor. (via theparisreview)
The best way to dehumanize someone while claiming you’re not is to believe you...– The danger of worldviews (Speaking when the world sleeps)
All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster’s autobiography.– Federico Fellini and other great creators define art
The Cheat Sheet: GOP Govs Prep for Fight →
cheatsheet: Usually it’s childen who are this petulant about taking their medicine. Republican governors like New Jersey’s Chris Christie and South Carolina’s Nikki Haley say they have no intention of moving forward with the changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act. After the Supreme Court ruled that…
Customers can legally buy as many weapons as they want in Arizona as long as...– You have to be 21 to buy beer, though, because beer is dangerous. This via your morning must-read, Katherine Eban’s investigation into the Fast and Furious scandal—and why basically everything we’ve been told about it is wrong. (via motherjones)
In short, unless you belong to that tiny class of wealthy Americans who are...– Paul Krugman
explore-blog: “Cities smash us together. Cities force us to interact and interaction is good. Human friction is very, very healthy.” Jonah Lehrer, author of How Creativity Works, on why cities are the knowledge engines of the 21st century.
adsertoris: Jarvis Cocker - Baby’s Coming Back...
fuckyeahreading!: Short Stories You Should Read →
elliottholt: Listed in no particular order. I forced myself to choose only one story per writer (very difficult in some cases). There is a lot of amazing short fiction out there, but these are stories—of various styles—that have stuck with me over the years and have taught me what a story… I haven’t read all of these, but them ones I have have been some of the best reading experiences...
detroitsomething: Oh Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary...
It behooves a poet, then—a writer that is—to pay close attention to what poetry...– William Carlos Williams, The Embodiment Of Knowledge
There is an analogy—A man who has committed a felony is before the court who...– William Carlos Williams, The Embodiment of Knowledge CONTEXT MATTERS
What is it all about? If I say to my friends: Poetry! they smile and look down.– William Carlos Williams, The Embodiment Of Knowledge
You don’t do drugs in Cold War artifacts!
The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the...– Ralph Nader (via farahjoon)