"Dressing up is like masturbation, I do it for myself and if it turns you on, that’s fine, but this is for me and you’re not invited."
— FullTen (via the-beautiful-era)
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"Most writers think of grammar as uninteresting, the machine code of literature, but Wallace loved it for many reasons—because his mother did; because it was full of rules, and limits gave him pleasure; and because his mastery of the subject reminded everyone how smart he was."
— D. T. Max writes about “Quack This Way,” the recent publication of a 2006 interview David Foster Wallace gave on grammar and usage: http://nyr.kr/1e6yvPc (via newyorker)
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"Don’t talk to yourself in such a way that if you did so to a friend, it would end your friendship.
If you had a friend dealing with the same things, you wouldn’t berate that person, say, ‘You’re not working hard enough,’ ‘You suck,’ or ‘You’re not as good as [whomever].’ You’d offer your friend encouragement, you’d try to point out all the things your friend did right, and how much progress your friend had made.
You should do no less for yourself.
Be very careful how you talk to yourself. Because you are listening.
— Pat Cadigan, author (via ellenkushner)
do you think like 600 years ago book nerds got real mad when the printing press was invented because filthy casuals could get books without having to copy them out themselves
Actually yes they did
and there were certain ancient Greeks who were angry when writing was invented, because it meant that literature was more accessible to the filthy casual masses
true shit, people
People never change do they
we got taller
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why is it so easy to stay awake until 6 am but so hard to wake up at 6 am
Things in motion tend to stay in motion, while things at rest tend to stay at rest.
i hope you’re getting all this down
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