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"Ayn Rand is one of those things that a lot of us, when we were 17 or 18 and feeling misunderstood, we’d pick up. Then, as we get older, we realize that a world in which we’re only thinking about ourselves and not thinking about anybody else, in which we’re considering the entire project of developing ourselves as more important than our relationships to other people and making sure that everybody else has opportunity – that that’s a pretty narrow vision."


President Obama, in an interview with Rolling Stone, when asked about Paul Ryan’s “obsession” with Rand. [Source]

Ah, yes.

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Gore Vidal, October 3, 1925 – July 31, 2012

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"As it is, I already know way more than I’m comfortable with."

- Chuck Palahniuk, Choke (via thecomaofdetails)
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"You get a little moody sometimes but I think that’s because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up."

- Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides (via consideringlily)
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"‘The world must be all fucked up,’ he said then, ‘when men travel first class and literature goes as freight.’"

- One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez (via thefengshuiislovely)

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There's enough to dispute within the first 13 pages that by the time she announces, on page 14, that she was born in Waterloo, Iowa, you almost want to ask for a birth certificate.


We read Michele Bachmann’s book so you don’t have to.

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Daisy’s Lullaby 

Oh how I’ve missed this song…

Rap about the great gatsby? yes please

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“erotic literature”

how great is this?


“erotic literature”

how great is this?

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"I was like, I don’t want to be the secretary, I want to be the boss. I didn’t want to write the kind of story where the man treats the woman like shit for the entire book and in the last chapter he tells her, ‘I treated you like shit because I love you.’ That won’t do for me. Or for a lot of other writers. I started to write the kind of stories that I wanted to read. It was very instinctive. You just wanted the heroines to be a bit feisty."

- Nora Roberts, on why she created feisty heroines in her novels. (via thelibrarianontherun)

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"I am a fictionalizing philosopher, not a novelist; my novel & story-writing ability is employed as a means to formulate my perception. The core of my writing is not art but truth. Thus what I tell is the truth, yet I can do nothing to alleviate it, either by deed or explanation. Yet this seems somehow to help a certain kind of sensitive troubled person, for whom I speak. I think I understand the common ingredient in those whom my writing helps: they cannot or will not blunt their own intimations about the irrational, mysterious nature of reality, &, for them, my corpus is one long ratiocination regarding this inexplicable reality, an integration & presentation, analysis & response & personal history."

- Philip K. Dick (via solipsist-tashtastic)
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"On the fifth day, which was a Sunday, it rained very hard. I like it when it rains hard. It sounds like white noise everywhere, which is like silence but not empty."

- Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (via theblankpoint)
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"So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the tuning fork that had been struck upon a star. Then he kissed her."

- The Great Gatsby (via ellen94)
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