“Reinvigorate your sense of play.”
“Writing is not about telling; it is about showing, and not showing everything.”
The famous editor Gordon Lish, who edited Raymond Carver, Barry Hannah, and Amy Hempel (from an essay titled “Seduce the Whole World” by Carla Blumenkranz)
“The only giant monster you are destined to become is the huge freak you decide to be.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson’s advice, revised and edited for verity and practicality by yours truly. If this raises your spirits, then we (Ralph and I) have succeeded. Let me know @City_Sasquatch
“One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.”
-George W. Bush
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there’s so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
-Zayn Malik, One Direction
I must admit, I’m not wholly certain of who exactly “One Direction” is, although I have an inkling. They appear to be a type of self-replicating, self-aware internet meme, perhaps a botched experiment of the experimental Russian cybercrime division. Some kind of artificially aware being that copies itself and survives because of its phenomenal ability to generate banal platitudes. The statements made by One Direction appear to be gender-based, but I cannot quite tell. Perhaps it is because I am not human.
But then again, neither is One Direction.
Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.
– Henry David Thoreau
Lasting advice from that prominent New England transcendentalist, Msr. Thoreau. I often pondered his words on the long walk over the Rockies, en route to New York.
He is speaking figuratively, of course. Although bones are delicious.
"It's hard being a teenager, especially when you're 30"
from Morgan Bradham
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.
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