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It took me almost another decade after graduate school to figure out what...– Gary Lutz, “The Sentence is a Lonely Place,” reprinted in The Believer in 2009 and brought to my attention by Ben Lansky. This is as good an essay on writing as I’ve read, and it satisfies a requirement for a good discussion of craft which David Cole called “determinacy.” Writing about craft is...
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storytimesaturday: Cast your votes this week! Vote YES by telling me a story. Remember: any medium, any length, any day of the week, any anything. Vote NO by not telling me a story. I’m not even looking for a majority. I just miss you guys. Theme this week, should you choose to accept it: silence Here’s the thing, weak.meat.strong.eat provides a prompt each week, you write a story,...
I am a product of long corridors, empty sunlit rooms, upstairs indoor silences,...– C. S. Lewis (via strangerains)
Do it with no hopes of ever making a living at it.– Kelly Oxford on writing and the myth of overnight success (via austinkleon)
‘While the hemlock was being prepared, Socrates was learning a melody on the...– Emile Cioran, as quoted by Italo Calvino (via rhea137)
ekstasis: “…We turn our attention here to a buzzing philosophical activity in post-war England, and primarily among Oxford’s young dons, animated by [philosopher J.L.] Austin, but including a number of older and already influential colleagues like Gilbert Ryle, editor of Mind. Here, Oxford seemed to be cutting a way for itself, leaving Russell and his Cambridge colleagues — including their...
If you’re one of Mr Cameron’s “resentful taxpayers”,...– I said it once before but it bears repeating.
Whether they’re called “liberal” or “conservative,” the major media are large...– How the World Works - Noam Chomsky (via noam-chomsky) think about this in regard to Facebook, too. Or, hell, Tumblr. You’re not the consumer. You’re the product. (via champagnecandy)
The need to go astray, to be destroyed, is an extremely private, distant,...– Georges Bataille (via thebodyasconduit)
We can tell our children that school is important until we’re blue in the face,...– Why I’m raising my son to be a nerd - CNN.com (via amstibovvered)
mollypeck: (on the trigger vs the bullet) I never know when to share the fact of my rape with anyone. If I bring it up early, it’s this thing that defines me more than I would like— “dont trouble yourself getting to know me: just know this!”, and it colors every interaction a certain tint and lays eggshells out for fragile steps. If I wait too long, though, then it’s a looming, heavy, soggy...
Everything I’ve ever let go of had claw marks on it.– David Foster Wallace (via entropicarus)
People say she broke up the Beatles. Maybe she did. I’m glad she did if she did....– Thurston Moore, speaking on Yoko Ono, 1995 (Paper Mag)