Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

that something

Inside us there is something that has no name, that something is what we are. Jose Saramago.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

the way to finish the book

There's a set of magical stuff that fiction can do for us. There's maybe thirteen things, of which who even knows which ones we can talk about. But one of them has to do with the sense of capturing what the world feels like to us, in the sort of way that I think that a reader can tell "Another sensibility like mine exists." David Foster Wallace via Razzoo

recognizable feature

The only recognizable feature of hope is action. Grace Paley
Photo: Orange Beach, Alabama, more than 90 miles from BP oil spill,
Dave Martin, AP via Razzoo

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

but the real life

But the real life of a writer resides in showing up at the keyboard every day, with the necessary patience and mercy, and making the best decisions you can on behalf of your people. It’s a slow process. It often feels hopeless, more like an affliction than an art form. Steve Almond from The New Yorker's One over 40 in The Rumpus
Photo via per temeritas

Saturday, June 12, 2010

sometimes I imagine

Sometimes I imagined stitching all of our little touches together. Jonathon Safran Foer
Edward Hopper, Reclining Nude, c. 1924-27 via silk and saffron via lost

Friday, June 4, 2010

immoderately perceptive

Her joke of a name aside, her general unprettiness aside, she was, in terms of permanently memorable, immoderately perceptive, small-area faces, a stunning and final girl. "Down at the Dinghy" JD Salinger