|Filed Under:||Humor / odd|
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|Archived Since:||July 13, 2011|
"If you’re going to be a writer you have to be one of the great ones... After all, there are better ways to starve to death."
"I am recycled cells, I learn to like myself more with each iteration..."
"Direction is essential for the continuing existence of the crowd... A crowd exists so long as it has an unattained goal."
A playful parable about the stories we tell to avoid being wrong and the combinatorial nature of human creativity.
"It is, after all, not necessary to fly right into the middle of the sun, but it is necessary to crawl to a clean little spot on earth where the sun sometimes shines and one can warm oneself a little."
"I cannot cause light; the most I can do is try to put myself in the path of its beam."
The kind of book that reads you as you read it.
"I doubt I would have written a line... unless some minor tragedy had sort of twisted my mind out of the normal rut."
A mischievous reminder that nothing is insurmountable in the conveyance of a loving gesture.
"Just set one day’s work in front of the last day’s work. That’s the way it comes out. And that’s the only way it does."
"Clouds are thoughts without words..."
"All things are inconstant except the faith in the soul, which changes all things and fills their inconstancy with light."
"I would like to tell you every thing that happened to me since the last time we saw each other, but most of them are sad and you mustn’t know sad things now."
"Fear of the unexplainable has not only impoverished our inner lives, but also diminished relations between people."
A lyrical invitation to awaken from the trance of the limiting stories we tell ourselves and just live.
"Anybody who shifts gears when he writes for children is likely to wind up stripping his gears... Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down."
Consolation for those moments when you can't tell whether you're "the divinest genius or the greatest fool in the world."
"We need reminders to be good, places to reawaken awe, something to reawaken our kinder, less selfish impulses..."
"It is quite natural that people who really have something particular about them should be different from each other on the outside as well as on the inside."
"The public life of liberal Hollywood comprises a kind of dictatorship of good intentions, a social contract in which actual and irreconcilable disagreement is as taboo as failure or bad teeth."