kerfluffle:

Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.   —Carl Sagan      The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

kerfluffle:

Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.   —Carl Sagan      The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

@1 day ago with 5 notes

10 Essential Essays for Writers 

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On Keeping a Notebook by Joan Didion - A great essay about making notes that gets to the very core of the writing process

Write Like a Motherfucker by Cheryl Strayed - Raw, emotional advice on the role of humility and surrender in the often tortured world of the writer

Thoughts on Writing by Elizabeth Gilbert  - On disicpline, hard work, rejection and why it’s never too late to start

Write Till You Drop by Annie Dillard - “Do you think I could be a writer?” “I don’t know… . Do you like sentences?”

Why I Write by George Orwell - On egoism, a love of beauty, the quest for truth and the desire to change the world — Orwell’s ‘four great motive for writing’.

Despite Tough Guys, Life Is Not the Only School for Real Novelists by Kurt Vonnegut - A beautifully argued defence of the role of teaching in developing writers.

That Crafty Feeling by Zadie Smith - A lecture by a great essayist and novelist on the craft of writing.

A Place You All Know Well by Michael Chabon - On the central role of exporation in writing.

The Nature of Fun by David Foster Wallace (excerpt) - DFW on what drives writers to write

Uncanny the Singing That Comes from Certain Husks by Joy Williams - “Who cares if the writer is not whole? Of course the writer is not whole, or even particularly well…”

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"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."

Douglas Adams

Politicalprof: my love and appreciation of this quote is indescribable.

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kerfluffle:

I always try to balance the light with the heavy - a few tears of human spirit in with the sequins and the fringes.  —Bette Midler

kerfluffle:

I always try to balance the light with the heavy - a few tears of human spirit in with the sequins and the fringes.  —Bette Midler

@5 days ago with 3 notes
kerfluffle:

Some days in late August at home are like this, the air thin and eager like this, with something in it sad and nostalgic and familiar…  ―William Faulkner   The Sound and the Fury

kerfluffle:

Some days in late August at home are like this, the air thin and eager like this, with something in it sad and nostalgic and familiar…  ―William Faulkner   The Sound and the Fury

@6 days ago with 12 notes
moma:

In honor of Labor Day, a powerful image by photographer Dorothea Lange. 

[Dorothea Lange. Kern County, California. 1938]

moma:

In honor of Labor Day, a powerful image by photographer Dorothea Lange

[Dorothea Lange. Kern County, California. 1938]

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kerfluffle:

Somebody has to go polish the stars,They’re looking a little bit dull.Somebody has to go polish the stars,For the eagles and starlings and gulls
Have all been complaining they’re tarnished and worn,They say they want new ones we cannot afford.
So please get your ragsAnd your polishing jars,
Somebody has to go polish the stars.—Shel Silverstein

kerfluffle:

Somebody has to go polish the stars,
They’re looking a little bit dull.
Somebody has to go polish the stars,
For the eagles and starlings and gulls

Have all been complaining they’re tarnished and worn,
They say they want new ones we cannot afford.

So please get your rags
And your polishing jars,

Somebody has to go polish the stars.
—Shel Silverstein

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@5 days ago with 180 notes

"It’s a horrible irony that at the very moment the world has become more complex, we’re encouraging our young people to be highly specialized in one task."

@5 days ago with 352 notes
kerfluffle:

Imagination is the golden-eyed monster that never sleeps. It must be fed; it cannot be ignored. —Patricia A. McKillip

kerfluffle:

Imagination is the golden-eyed monster that never sleeps. It must be fed; it cannot be ignored. —Patricia A. McKillip

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