30 Nov 2013 07:26
"The actors by their presence always convince me, to my horror, that most of what I've written about them until now is false. It is false because I wrote about them with steadfast love )even now, when I write it down, this,m too, becomes false) but varying ability, and this varying ability does not hit off the real actors loudly and correctly bit loses itself dully in this love that will never be satisfied with the ability and therefore thinks it is protecting the actors by preventing this ability from exercising itself." - - J D Salinger -
13 Oct 2013 16:49
When asked whether he would define poetry as 'escape,' Robert Frost answered: "No. Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat."
29 Sep 2013 14:08
"Art is about paying attention."
- Laurie Anderson -
21 Aug 2013 18:03
Precisely how many mickles are there in a muckle, anyway? Is it metric? Do they fluctuate?
18 Aug 2013 00:55
I don't get it. Wouldn't 'the rain in Spain' stay pretty much in the higher elevations? And who the heck is 'George'?
30 Jul 2013 17:54
"I always carry whiskey in case of snake bite, for which I always carry snakes." -
- W. C. Fields -
15 Jul 2013 19:36
Got some extra virgin olive oil. Now, if I could only find an extra virgin...or a woman, any age, with a look of wonder in her eyes, named Olive. Or Wessons, I don't care.
28 Jun 2013 18:46
"I grew up in the South," the humorist Roy Blount Jr. notes in an essay on how to walk in New York. "I can traipse, I can lollygag, and I can do the slow lope. I can hotfoot it, I can waltz right in and waltz right out, or I can just be poking or dragging or plowing along. As a youngster I skedaddled. I believe that if called upon, for the sake of some all-in-good-fun theatrical, I could sashay. These have their place, but if you don't know how to walk in New York, you just impede the flow."
04 Jun 2013 00:09
I had a dream about a hotdog wrapped in a hamburger bun, opening a champagne bottle and lighting fireworks, while riding on a train which was entering a tunnel. Do you suppose it means something?
25 May 2013 05:21
"Pine barrens are plant communities that occur on dry, acidic, infertile soils dominated by grasses, forms, low shrubs, and small to medium sized pines. Pine barrens, sand plains, or pinelands occur throughout the northeastern U.S. from New Jersey to Maine as well as the Midwest and Canada."
- Wikipedia -
It is also the title of the 37th episode of The Sopranos.
19 May 2013 21:05
To do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.
- Pablo Neruda -
11 Jan 2013 17:12
"It is, in the final analysis, love which transforms even ugly things into something beauiful." -
- Bruno Bettelheim -
27 Nov 2012 18:20
"My work has saved my life. It has revealed to me that everything that I knew when I was a child is true, and that we are in the grip of enormous powers and beauty beyond our comprehension. I think our whole culture has been generated in a vain attempt to stop the incredible influx of beauty that was so overwhelming us and making us so humble." - John Patrick Shanley -
21 Nov 2012 00:53
"The more trust, the deeper you can enter into the abyss. That's what acting is." - Ben Kingsley -
18 Nov 2012 16:30
"A writer lives, at best, in a state of astonishment. Beneath any feeling he has of the good or evil of the world lies a deeper one of wonder at it all. To transmit that feeling, he writes. - William Sansom -