“First, try to be something, anything, else. A movie star / astronaut. A movie star / missionary. A movie sar / kindergarten teacher. President of the World. Fail miserably. It is best if you fail at an early age - say, fourteen. Early, critical disillusionment is necessary so that at fifteen you can write long haiku sequences about thwarted desire. […] Count the syllables. Show it to...
“1953. Smoke a cigarette with Hillary Swedelson. Tell each other your crushes. Become blood sisters.” — Lorrie Moore, “How to Talk to Your Mother (Notes).”
“‘You reach a point,’ she wrote me once, ‘where you cannot cry anymore, and you look around at people you know, at people your own age, and they’re not crying either. Something has been taken. And they are emptier. And they are grateful.’” — Lorrie Moore, “What is Seized.”
Is that Woody Allen?
ROTHKO'S "WHITE CENTRE" (1950)
Why bother applying for jobs when you’ve got Jackson’s pants? They’re also tie-DIY pants. Ok, byeeee.
This is the internet right now.
WHEN A WRITER FOOTNOTES EVERY GODDAMN THING FOR...
editorrealtalk: Fact: Interns have orgasms when writers do this. #factchecksure
I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see,...– Joan Didion (via Sarah Nicole Prickett)