Really, he thought, “if you couldn’t trust a poet to offer sensible advice, who could you trust?” — Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book Related articles The Graveyard Book, Volume 1 by Neil Gaiman
We may freak out globally, but we suffer locally. Jonathan Franzen Related articles Jonathan Franzen Asks Us To Imagine a World Without Birds Is Jonathan Franzen really asking us to shrug off the destruction of our world?
When you live in a rapidly moving swirl, you can only view your surroundings with a glance. Poetry requires us to slow down, to take time to pause. — Naomi Shihab Nye, Academy of American Poets Chancellor Related articles Poet Sjohnna McCray receives Walt Whitman Award Library of Congress Announces Date, Location, Theme, and a Few Participants for 2015 National Book Festival
When you come to one of the many moments in life when you must give an account of yourself, provide a ledger of what you have been, and done, and meant to the world, do not, I pray, discount that you filled a dying man’s days with a sated joy, a joy unknown to me in all my prior years, a joy that does not hunger for more and more, but rests, satisfied. In this […]
Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you’re doomed. — Ray Bradbury Related articles Zen in the Art of Writing – according to Ray Bradbury Writing Quote: Ray Bradbury Called Himself A Fantasy Writer Three Things Are Missing
I am an electric eel in a pool of catfish. — Edith Sitwell Related articles Edith Sitwell: hear these clips Behold: The world’s most luxurious toques
Our families are supposed to model how we build intimacy. But they also model how we feel alone: our experience of loneliness in our families becomes a proxy for the way we feel lonesome in the world. via The Sunday Rumpus Essay: What Do You Bring Pauline? – The Rumpus.net.