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The Real Work, Wendell Berry

It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one …

Shirely Hazzard on Writing

If only I could write every day. I look back to the far-off time when I did so, mostly early morning and then late in the day. I do write in my head every day–I’m tempted to say all the time. One does instinctively reserve a part of oneself as the …

Quote: Ricky Gervais on artistic freedom

It’s not about power. It’s about artistic freedom. And if it is about power, it’s a power you can give to yourself anytime you want. If you can’t be bought, you’re the richest man in the world. I just always feel if you can make something from scratch you’ll always …

‘wether we all script our lives’

”It makes me wonder, that part of the story, whether we all script our lives and then just re-enact them, almost as if it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy,” Morris says. ”We just imagine who we are and what our life story will be and then we act it.   ”That seems …

Oh, Mr Pepys, well said (Quote)

Up, and all day long, but at dinner, at the Office, at work, till I was almost blind, which makes my heart sad. — http://www.pepysdiary.com/archive/1668/07/23/ Follow @deborah_b

Kitsch is

Art is demolition; kitsch is the corpse left when art loses its anger. — Robert Stoller Follow @deborah_b

Mmmm, pie.

There’s this big pie in show business, and you physically can’t eat the whole pie. If you give everybody a slice of pie, you will still have more than enough. The real trick is not to try to get the whole pie, but to keep the biggest slice. — Jay …

Where to?

If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up somewhere else. — Alfred Adler (1870-1937), Austrian psychiatrist Follow @deborah_b

Just sayin’

Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance. — Anthony J. D’Angelo Follow @deborah_b

Mountains and molehills

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-44), French writer Follow @deborah_b

Yikes, Jung.

From quotez: “The foundation of all mental illness is the unwillingness to experience legitimate suffering.” -Carl Jung Not sure I’d stretch it to ‘all’ mental illness (though, y’know, out of me & Jung, pick the famous psychologist type. So … ), but I’d pay this one. Avoidance is a mental …

Note to self

From http://www.quoteworld.org/ “The greatest power is often simple patience.” — E(li) Joseph Cossman (b. 1918), American writer, author Follow @deborah_b

Or just damn good fun

“But so it is, that there is a secret affinity, a hankering after evil in the human mind, and that it takes a perverse, but a fortunate delight in mischief, since it is a never-failing source of satisfaction. Pure good soon grows insipid, wants variety and spirit. Pain is a …


I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. — Albert Einstein Follow @deborah_b