To be a great writer: know everything about adjectives and punctuation...– Susan Sontag on writing. Pair with the collected wisdom of famous writers. (via explore-blog)
When was super depressed, I wasn’t working—I was always too depressed. Hemingway...– In an interview with The Fix, Mary Karr debunks the toxic mythology that it is necessary to be damaged in order to be creative. My own vehement defiance to that mythology is what led me to choose Ray Bradbury – the ultimate epitome of creating from joy rather than suffering – as the subject of my...
If you see that some aspect of your society is bad, and you want to improve it,...– Leo Tolstoy (via explore-blog)
Yes, I love [my] movies. And they’re honest movies. Whether they’re good or bad...– J.C. (via bbook)
crashinglybeautiful: If I believe in anything, it is in the dark night of the soul. Awe is my religion, and mystery is its church. ―Charles Simic from these wonder-filled folks: apoetreflects & journalofanobody. Thanks.
The time we have alone, the time we have in walking, the time we have in riding...– Ray Bradbury on storytelling and the creative process (via explore-blog)