Eventually something you love is going to be taken away. And then you will fall...– Richard Siken (via nerdysouth)
If we go out drinking after work, if I end up spending the night with her, maybe...– Nick Flynn, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City
And I can give in, I can give up, or like Giles Corey I can cry “more weight”, and take it all as if I too were a fearsome man.
I just saw a list of film titles Stanley Kubrick kept that are totally insane — Just the titles? Just the titles. Evidently he had this list that he kept fairly meticulously, with no indication of what they would be about, and they’re all ludicrous. There are like, semicolons in them and they’re three lines long. They’re like Guided By Voices albums. [Ed note: I seem to have made up most...
“Writing’s too hard, it just requires so much of... →
Writing is not pleasure. You are dealing with memory, pain, and you have to...– Colm Tóibín (via spectercollective)
some nights i take my meds and write stories or read poetry or buy things online that are too cheap to think too hard about and then i forget which is why it’s such a surprise to get this random ana c. chapbook in the mail today she writes actual poetry, unlike me
The New Inquiry: The Jimmy McNulty Gambit →
“This is not a defense, of course, but it is worth saying: if we only emphasize the lies in these accounts, we thereby overlook the extent to which they were saying true things. And it is also worth remembering that truth is not an either/or. One can easily deceive by telling nothing but the truth – telling it selectively, misframed, etc – and one can also tell a kind of truth by using...
The awkward moment you see Totoro at the bus... →
funsauce: It’s definitely not something you’d see everyday, but even Totoro needs a method of transportation. More » via funsauce.com
a grammar: offended by rank OBJECTIFICATION of... →
agrammar: There is this thing currently going around tumblr about why dating a writer is good. I think it’s nice that this thing is going around, because I like writers, and lots of us could use more dates. As a writer who has dated people, though — including other writers — I would like to offer some…
Untitled: "Private Parts, Public Women" by Chris... →
basquecuisine: “A year or so ago while studying the history of atrocity in Guatemala for a book called I Love Dick, I read a monograph by Henry Frundt about the eighties Coca Cola strike in Guatemala City. How does evil happen? The book used this single incident to describe not just how things were but how they…
If I could just write this
There’s a point that you reach as a father when your son stops wanting you to throw the ball with him in front of the rest of the team because he’s old enough to realize you suck at it, and he’s embarrassed for you but too kind to tell you outright. And if I could capture in words the precise confusion of thoughts, the pride for my grown up boy and his big heart, and the sadness...
This is a bold statement.
shitmystudentswrite: The Internet as we know it may be in its final stages of existence. Granted, this is a bold statement. Kids may not know this, but the Internet as we know it has died and been replaced with something else at least a half dozen times already.
The Citron Review
“A dead hummingbird lay in the road like a broken Christmas ornament, lustrous green wings against blood-spattered white, bill slightly open as if it had just thought of something to say.” My non-fiction “Neighborhood Watch” is in the Spring 2012 issue of The Citron Review.
Don’t have stories; have sentences.– Gordon Lish (via millionsmillions) I think I want the opposite. I’m not sure… (via hobartpulp) I’m up to here with these collections of story-less sentences, to be honest.
I sometimes think it is because they are so bad at expressing themselves...– Gore Vidal (via writingquotes) GQOY (via whynotshesaid)
Why not, she said.: I try to be very deliberate... →
whynotshesaid: I try to be very deliberate when I write about my life. Like, I can’t just write about my life for the sake of writing about my life. There has to be a larger point to it, some sort of bigger aspect to what I’m saying. I have to feel like the benefit would be big enough to outweigh the damage… Lately I have to take the opposite tack. I’m writing some very raw and...
Why not, she said.: I was driving home from work... →
whynotshesaid: I was driving home from work and I realized there was something I wanted to elaborate on a bit more with regards to my last post. Let’s use the fact that I was involved in a nine-year abusive relationship as the instructive example. A lot of people will say the most horrible things about women…
At some point they should start to rub off a... →
“Thing is, it may not show in my writing. Yet. It may never show. But these are the writers who I reach for when I’m stuck, when I can’t remember how to work this thing and I need to be reminded. These are the writers who, when I read their work, sometimes it’s all I can do to not drop the book and start furiously scribbling my own stories.”
“Get me a white cake with chocolate buttercream frosting, or a chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream frosting. Actually, get me one of each. Actually, just get me two double-chocolates. Actually, see if they will sell you a giant bucket of the chocolate buttercream frosting. With a spoon. And a straw. Or a few buckets. And a shower cap. And a loofah.”
The Paring Knife: On Running and Control. →
I completely relate to this post although it’s kind of cute how young fit people get all spun up over just five pounds. junk-pile: smithcoronasterling: It’s amazing how adding five extra pounds over my belly, hips, and thighs has changed me over the past three months. I’m rounded and doughy, slow and unable to move easily. I feel unattractive and don’t want to be touched anywhere or by...
I think that being Japanese means living with natural disasters. From summer to...– Excerpt from Haruki Murakami’s Catalunya International Prize acceptance speech from June 2011. Read the full speech on Senrinomichi.com. (via murakamistuff)