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"I’ve discovered that rejections are not altogether a bad thing. They teach a writer to rely on his own judgment and to say in his heart of hearts, “To hell with you.”"

- Saul Bellow (via writingquotes)
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"You get through writer’s block the same way you get through a door that’s closed: you open it or tear that fucker off its hinges."

- Chuck Wendig (via writingquotes)
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"Ink and paper are sometimes passionate lovers, oftentimes brother and sister, and occasionally mortal enemies."

- Terri Guillemets (via writingquotes)
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"The king died and then the queen died is a story. The king died, and then the queen died of grief is a plot."

- E.M. Forster (via writingquotes)
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"All girls continue to be taught when they are young, if not by their parents then by the culture around them, that they must earn the right to be loved — that “femaleness” is not good enough. This is a female’s first lesson in the school of patriarchal thinking and values. She must earn love. She is not entitled. She must be good enough to be loved. And good is always defined by someone else, someone on the outside."

- bell hooks in Communion: Female Search for Love  (via bhargette)

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"There are three difficulties in authorship: to write anything worth publishing, to find honest men to publish it - and to get sensible men to read it."

- Charles Caleb Cotton (via writingquotes)
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"Someone had the dumb idea of trying to relegate us to the kitchen, which
is where all the knives are."

- Valarie Solanas (via everythingbutharleyquinn)

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"The dread of censure is the death of genius."

- William G. Simms (via writingquotes)
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"A thousand dreams within me softly burn."

- Arthur Rimbaud  (via anguis218)

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"Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why."

- James Joyce (via writingquotes)
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"The surplus wealth I have has no utility to me. It has all kinds of utility to the rest of the world if used properly."

- Warren Buffett: My Extra Money Would Be More Useful To Others (via huffingtonpost)

Buffett should use his money to buy the regional newspaper industry from the fools running it into the ground. (via shortformblog)

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"Oppressors always expect the oppressed to extend to them the understanding so lacking in themselves."

- Audre Lorde, ‘Sexism: An American Disease in Blackface’, in Sister/Outsider, p. 63.  (via feministquotes)

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"If compassion and mercy are not compatible with politics then something is the matter with politics."

- Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006), 38th President of the United States (1974-1977)
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I can believe things that are true and things that aren’t true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they’re true or not.

I can believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and the Beatles and Marilyn Monroe and Elvis and Mister Ed. Listen - I believe that people are perfectable, that knowledge is infinite, that the world is run by secret banking cartels and is visited by aliens on a regular basis, nice ones that look like wrinkled lemurs and bad ones who mutilate cattle and want our water and our women.

I believe that the future sucks and I believe that the future rocks and I believe that one day White Buffalo Woman is going to come back and kick everyone’s ass. I believe that all men are just overgrown boys with deep problems communicating and that the decline in good sex in America is coincident with the decline in drive-in movie theaters from state to state.

I believe that all politicians are unprincipled crooks and I still believe that they are better than the alternative. I believe that California is going to sink into the sea when the big one comes, while Florida is going to dissolve into madness and alligators and toxic waste.

I believe that antibacterial soap is destroying our resistance to dirt and disease so that one day we’ll all be wiped out by the common cold like martians in War of the Worlds.

I believe that the greatest poets of the last century were Edith Sitwell and Don Marquis, that jade is dried dragon sperm, and that thousands of years ago in a former life I was a one-armed Siberian shaman.

I believe that mankind’s destiny lies in the stars. I believe that candy really did taste better when I was a kid, that it’s aerodynamically impossible for a bumble bee to fly, that light is a wave and a particle, that there’s a cat in a box somewhere who’s alive and dead at the same time (although if they don’t ever open the box to feed it it’ll eventually just be two different kinds of dead), and that there are stars in the universe billions of years older than the universe itself.

I believe in a personal god who cares about me and worries and oversees everything I do. I believe in an impersonal god who set the universe in motion and went off to hang with her girlfriends and doesn’t even know that I’m alive. I believe in an empty and godless universe of causal chaos, background noise, and sheer blind luck.

I believe that anyone who says sex is overrated just hasn’t done it properly. I believe that anyone who claims to know what’s going on will lie about the little things too.

I believe in absolute honesty and sensible social lies. I believe in a woman’s right to choose, a baby’s right to live, that while all human life is sacred there’s nothing wrong with the death penalty if you can trust the legal system implicitly, and that no one but a moron would ever trust the legal system.

I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you’re alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it.

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Neil Gaiman, American Gods (via outofchaoscomesclarity)

I love this book and Neil Gaiman something fierce. It’s beautiful and powerful and I highly recommend it.

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