There’s a hell of a distance between wisecracking and wit. Wit has truth in it;...– Dorothy Parker, as quoted in The Paris Review
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“Fiction’s about what it is to be a fucking human being,” he once said. Good writing should help readers to “become less alone inside.” Wallace’s desire to write “morally passionate, passionately moral fiction,” as he put it in a 1996 essay on Dostoyevsky, presented him with a number of…
Remember that at any given moment there are a thousand things you can love.– David Levithan, The Realm of Possibility
The world moves, and ideas that were good once are not always good.– President Dwight D. Eisenhower
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I toughed it out hoping that it would get better and it finally did…it ended.– The Best of the Worst Netflix Reviews of Best Picture Nominees
For me, finance is intimidating. When the chalkboard starts to look like...– Can we please have a moratorium on beautiful women saying “math is hard”? I simply can’t imagine someone like Ashton Kutcher saying something like this. Never mind the fact that it’s horrible from a role-model perspective, it’s just plain annoying. What Tyra Banks Learned at Harvard - Businessweek ...
My job description as I have defined it is to save Western civilization.– Newt Gingrich, 1979 address to congressional staff.
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But suddenly you’re ripped into being alive. And life is pain, and life is...– Joseph Campbell