We live in a culture that inundates us with the internet, movies, music,...– TBV
I believe that there is one story in the world, and only one… . Humans are...– East of Eden by John Steinbeck (via thechocolatebrigade)
Many of you have sent me messages and have responded to my announcement of opening a bookstore. Let me qualify my announcement. First, I do not intend to open a bookstore that sells new books. My intent is to open a second-hand bookstore, with a lot of character and style. Second, I have been planning and thinking about this for several years now, so this is not a new development. Third, it will...
I've decided to open a bookstore. Now, I'm working...
I’m still writing too! I’ll never give that up.
Bottle on the Bookcase: “The next suitable person... →
bottleonthebookcase: “The next suitable person you’re in light conversation with, you stop suddenly in the middle of conversation and look at the person closely and say, “What’s wrong?” You say it in a concerned way. He’ll say, “What do you mean?” You say, “Something’s wrong. I can tell. What is it?” And he’ll look…
Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.– G.K. Chesterton; Alarms and Discursions
The United States lacks a humility that it desperately needs to regain. I have...– TBV
You were once wild here. Don’t let them tame you.– Isadora Duncan; Isadora Speaks: Uncollected Writings and Speeches of Isadora Duncan
I remember that I stood on the library steps holding my books and looking for a...– Shirley Jackson, We Have Always Lived in the Castle (via excessivebookshelf)
You don’t know what love is Bukowski said I’m 51 years old look at me I’m in...– Raymond Carver - You Don’t Know What Love Is (a conversation with Charles Bukowski)
Why do we knowingly give our lives away hour by hour to corporations,...– TBV
I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel,...– Ray Bradbury (via nathanielstuart)
Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for...– Elizabeth Gilbert; Eat, Pray, Love
You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your...– Elizabeth Gilbert; Eat, Pray, Love
Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.– Paulo Coelho (via kari-shma)
The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and...– David Foster Wallace (via wandery)
Shelf Awareness for Thursday, May 24, 2012 →
“At the paidContent/GigaOM Conference at Manhattan’s TimesCenter yesterday, novelist Richard Russo elaborated on what he views as Amazon.com’s predatory business practices, which he previously described in a New York Times op-ed column late last year. As he explained to paidContent staff writer Jeff John Roberts, he takes the issue personally: his daughter Emily works at an...
The good writing of any age has always been the product of someone’s neurosis,...– William Styron, interview, Writers at Work, 1958 (via writeworld)
I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice - not because of his voice,...– John Irving; A Prayer for Owen Meany [Opening Line]
I can’t write without a reader. It’s precisely like a kiss—you can’t do it...– John Cheever