The greatest analgesic, soporific, stimulant, tranquilizer, narcotic, and to some extent even antibiotic—in short, the closest thing to a genuine panacea—know to medical science is work.
To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one.
Because if you are like most people, then like most people you don’t know you are like most people.
A work in which there are theories is like an object which still has its price-tag on it.
One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them, to have the right ones form themselves into the proper patterns at the right moment.
As a writer I believe that all the basic human truths are known. And what we try to do as best we can is come at these truths from our own unique angle to reilluminate those truths in a hopefully different way.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not the anticipate troubles, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
The moment a writer picks up his pen, he is no longer himself or entirely of this world.
I believe entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art, but if you set out to make art you’re an idiot.
We just can’t make the best of a fate until it is inescapably, inevitably, and irrevocably ours.
—Daniel Gilbert 33
When we open our eyes each morning, it is upon a world we have spent a lifetime learning to see. We are not given the world: we make our world through incessant experience, categorization, memory, reconnection.
Who controls the society’s memory controls its will.
—Phillip J. Hilts
And, of course, any writer who pays attention to critics is an ass.
—John D. MacDonald
Words are loaded pistols.
We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves.
Tomorrow is promised to no one.
No right or wrong storytelling answer exists. Ever.
If it was easy everyone would do it.
—Billie Jean King
Storytellers have been getting us through the night for centuries. Hollywood is the current campfire.
All living souls welcome whatever they are ready to cope with; all else they ignore or pronounce to be monstrous and wrong, or deny to be possible.
Stability in language is synonymous with rigor mortis.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.
—Francois duc de la Rouchefoucauld
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
JOKE OF THE DAY
Why does Charlie Sheen refer to his nostrils as “The Olsen Twins”?
Because both pairs are snotty as hell and filled with cocaine.
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