a repository of jabber

Dec 26

theparisreview:

“A human is not really capable of creating really good works until he reaches eighty.” —Akira Kurosawa to Ingmar Bergman.

theparisreview:

“A human is not really capable of creating really good works until he reaches eighty.” —Akira Kurosawa to Ingmar Bergman.

Dec 24

(Source: wordsarefornerds)

Dec 10

“In writing you work toward a result you won’t see for years, and can’t be sure you’ll ever see. It takes stamina and self-mastery and faith. It demands those things of you, then gives them back with a little extra, a surprise to keep you coming. It toughens you and clears your head. I could feel it happening. I was saving my life with every word I wrote, and I knew it.” — Tobias Wolfe (via writingquotes)

Sep 10

Paris Review – Life-Affirming Reads, Sadie Stein

Aug 08

Ray Bradbury Gives 12 Pieces of Writing Advice to Young Authors (2001)

“He is either a genius or a freak, and it may not matter which, because his books are compulsively readable, created by a literary mind that seems to have no precedent.” — http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/01/books/review/the-sugar-frosted-nutsack-by-mark-leyner.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

“I feel as if I’m always on the verge of waking up.” — Fernando Pessoa (via whyamimrpink)

(Source: wordswithinyou, via lovesimply-deactivated20140606)

Aug 07

'This Did Something Powerful to Me': Authors' Favorite First Lines of Books -

A few of my favorites, including the Naipaul, Kafka and Melville are there. Here are three more.

"My desert-island, all-time, top five most memorable split-ups, in chronological order:

  1. Alison Ashworth
  2. Penny Hardwick
  3. Jackie Allen
  4. Charlie Nicholson
  5. Sarah Kendrew.”

Nick Hornby, High Fidelity

"I’ve always been a quitter."

T.C. Boyle, Budding Prospects.

Deer Reeder:

First may I say, sorry for any werds I spel wrong. Because I am a fox!”

George Saunders, Fox 8 (Ok, two sentences!)

Aug 02

wordsarefornerds:

"Why am I trying to become what I don’t want to be … when all I want is out there, waiting for me the minute I say I know who I am."- Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman

wordsarefornerds:

"Why am I trying to become what I don’t want to be … when all I want is out there, waiting for me the minute I say I know who I am."

- Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman

Jonathan Harris : Today