Wednesday, July 3, 2013



…I have been listening to The National and Dawes quite a bit.  They’re both quite mellow, but so very good.

…Here are some things I like for the middle of the week:

"I want to put a ding in the universe." Steve Jobs

"Nothing can be done except little by little." Baudeliar

"Whether they be old or young, rich or poor, high or low, wise or foolish, ignorant or learned, every individual is seen to be strongly actuated by a desire to be seen, heard, talked of, approved, and respected." John Adams, Second U.S. President
"Sorrow found me when I was young.  Sorrow waited, sorrow won." The National
"I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things." Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“Someday, somewhere - anywhere, unfailingly, you'll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life.” Pablo Neruda

"I don't understand the point of being together if you're not the happiest." Gillian Flynn, "Gone Girl

-"Stories are for those late hours in the night when you can't remember how you got from where you were to where you are.  Stories are for eternity, when memory is erased, when there is nothing to remember except the story."
-"As a writer, all you can do is pick a street and go for the ride, putting things down as they come to you.  That's the real obsession.  All those stories.
-"The thing about remembering is that you don't forget.  You take your material where you find it, which is in your life, at the intersection of past and present."
-"What you have to do is trust your story.  Get the hell out of the way and let it tell itself." --Tim O'Brien, "The Things They Carried

"I know you can't save every dog. But you can totally try to save the dog that's in front of you." Cesar Millan, aka The Dog Whisperer

"It's practically impossible to look at a penguin and feel angry.” Joe Moore

"It's the friends you can call up at four a.m. that matter." Marlene Dietrich

"I am certain of nothing but of the holiness of the heart's affections and the truth of imagination." Keats

"You must have the devil in you to succeed in the arts." Voltaire

"Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve." W. Clement Stone

"I'm totally in control of this tiny, tiny world right there at the typewriter." Joan Didion

“The night kept coming on in and there was nothing I could do.” Charles Bukowski

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