During the ’90s, I spent countless hours trekking down to Wall Street because...– (via jared) CONGRATS LAUREN!!!!
I can either be a guy who writes novels, or I can be a guy who answers email....– Merlin Mann paraphrasing Neal Stephenson (via jonathan-deamer) (via marco)
Some of the people on that list are, believe it or not, still poor. And probably...– Choire’s pep talk for fiction writers on the event of the 20 under 40 new yorker fiction people writers noun thing. (via meaghano)
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks...– (via apathyeffect)
It’s perfect for me as I can walk to work - I won’t walk obviously, I’ll take a...– Ricky Gervais gets role in “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (via nickdouglas)
It’s like getting one handful of skittles. I want the whole fucking bag, and I...– (via lenachen)
theroadgoeseveron: Teams vs. Star Slinger ∆...
George Orwell - 'Arthur Koestler' (1944) →
hardcorefornerds: Orwell on political writing, from the opening of a long-ish essay on Koestler’s work at the time: “One striking fact about English literature during the present century is the extent to which it has been dominated by foreigners—for example, Conrad, Henry James, Shaw, Joyce, Yeats, Pound and Eliot. Still, if you chose to make this a matter of national prestige and examine our...
If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same...
A Simple Request of the 2010 Graduating Class
summerlisting: INVENT THE FLYING HOVERBOARD. Yes. That’s right. You heard me. Invent it. Right now. Don’t look so gung ho about taking on life NOW, do you? Not when someone has given you actual work to do. There isn’t a man on Earth who doesn’t wish he could hop on a hoverboard and McFly 1,000 feet in the air to a floating 23rd century taco stand. Hundreds of graduating classes have come and...
Poetry 365: Things My Son Should Know After I've... →
I was young once. I dug holes near a canal and almost drowned. I filled notebooks with words as carefully as a hunter loads his shotgun. I had a father also, and I came second to an addiction. I spent a summer swallowing seeds and nothing ever grew in my stomach. Every woman I kissed, I…
If I mean to save my life, then I have to come within an inch of destorying it.– Paul Auster, The Book of Illusions (via walkwhilereading)
Dear Mr. Potter,: Dear Mr. Snape, →
I miss you. I miss the unrequited love you had for a woman who never quite understood you and I miss the undying passion you always held for her. I cannot understand how deep that love must go. To watch her mother the child of another man, one whom she is madly in love with. To still take that…
While I don’t remember commencement, I do remember my senior year of college...– Anderson Cooper’s 2010 Commencement Address at Tulane University (via jessicachu)
How many liberal arts majors are here? I feel your pain. All the engineers here...– Anderson Cooper’s 2010 Commencement Address at Tulane University (via jessicachu)
If you don’t know I’m sad, then I probably don’t like you and your probably a...– Chuck, on the topic of an imagined Amanda Bynes Tweet (via chuckhistory)