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Not really sure about this one…


The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
~ Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell courtesy of Wikipedia

#happybirthdaybertrand

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Straight On Through*

You just have to go on when it is worst and most helpless -there is only one thing to do with a novel [or anything important**] and that is go straight on through to the end of the damn thing.

Ernest Hemingway to F. Scott Fitzgerald in a 1929 letter from France, courtesy the New York Times archive
Hemingway and Fitzgerald in Paris, 1925, courtesy Brainpickings (lord only knows where she got it from)

#alonetogetherwiththelostgeneration


*Even though it says Straight On Through and not Break On Through, I wonder how many first thought of the Doors…

**IMO

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Literary Zen IX

W. Somerset Maugham

I would sooner a writer were vulgar than mincing; for life is vulgar,
and it is life he seeks.
~ W. Somerset Maugham

#ofthejournals

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Now that I’ve the Time

A couple days ago, I wrote a painfully long post called The Irrepressible Nature of Irony.

I mean, dude*, it is a massive monster of a missive.

I mean, wow.

Anyway, as a mea culpa, of sorts, for torturing you with such interminablely tedious twaddle, I left a footnote that reads:
Continue reading Now that I’ve the Time

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Don’t be a Doormat

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat. ― Rebecca West

#notetoself
#timesup

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PASS HERE AND GO ON, YOU’RE ON THE ROAD TO HEAVEN

Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac

the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars

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IF NOTHING’S WRONG

…then something ain’t right

 

#notetoself
#questioneverything
#alifeofcontinuousprocessimprovement
#yesiusedtobeabusinessmanagementconsultantsorry
#ifeverythingisperfectthenwhatistheretowrite/artabout
#perfectionisfoundonlyintheeyesoftheonetryingtocontrolyou

 
 

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