My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-1-30) →
Dion & The Belmonts (1) Passion Pit (1) The Smiths (1) Paul McCartney (1) Spoon (1) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the...– henry wadsworth longfellow
I’m a riddle in nine syllables, An elephant, a ponderous house, A melon strolling on two tendrils. O red fruit, ivory, fine timbers! This loaf’s big with its yeasty rising. Money’s new-minted in this fat purse. I’m a mean, a stage, a cow in calf. I’ve eaten a bag of green apples, Boarded the train there’s no getting off.
“You know,” he says, “you have met a lot of boys like me and I have never before met anybody like you. You’ve got it.” “What have I got?” “I don’t know. You’ve just got it.” He is leaning his head over toward her, looking intense and baffled.
Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a...– terry pratchett
Musicians turned literary authors →
10 Cultural Touchtones of the 90s that should... →
In the past few years, ’90s nostalgia has been through the roof: Doc Martens and flannel are back in style, we’ve been re-watching movies like Reality Bites and Empire Records, and we’re getting kind of addicted to Tumblrs like this one. Although we tend to see the decade through rose-colored glasses (perhaps it helps that we were kids then), we need to remember that it wasn’t all Nirvana and...
Try to find your deepest issue in every confusion, and abide by that.– d. h. lawrence
Joy and sorrow in this world pass into each other, mingling their forms and...– joseph conrad
People aren’t either wicked or noble. They’re like chef’s salads, with good...– lemony snicket
Egypt Leaves the Internet →
Happy Deathday Mr. Salinger! →
On this day just last year, 2010, American author J.D. Salinger (Jerome David) died of natural causes in Cornish, New Hampshire. He was 91 years old. Though you will have undoubtedly heard that Salinger wrote up until the very end of his long life… what you may not be aware of is the fact…
”Everything is the same but different.” Paradox again. Two mutually exclusive and contradictory adjectives are applied at the same time to the universe. And this phrase is again a unique insight into the repetitious and varied universe man has woken up in and begun to work at transforming into something he can call his own. We are all men, but different as we are similar-as opposite as we are...
When things go wrong, you’ll find they usually go on getting worse for some...– C.S. Lewis
10 Style Tips from Divine →
before lady gaga there was Divine. (click link)
Its a very queer thing how craft comes into writing. I mean down to details. Par...– katherine mansfield
Think You Know 'How To Write A Sentence'? →
When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be...– bernard bailey
7 Must-Read Books on the Art & Science of... →
If you, like us, are fascinated by the human quest to understand the underpinnings of happiness but break out in hives at the mere mention of self-help books, you’re in luck: We’ve sifted through our personal library, a decade’s worth of obsessive reading, to bring you seven essential books on the art and science of happiness, rooted in solid science, contemporary philosophy and cross-disciplinary...
The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more...– frank barron
One of the most wonderful things in nature is a glance of the eye; it transcends...– ralph waldo emerson
Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn’t something that blew in from far away, something that has nothing to do with you. This storm is you. Something inside of...