The first duty of the novelist is to entertain. It is a moral duty. People who read your books are sick, sad, traveling, in the hospital waiting room while someone is dying. Books are written by the alone for the alone.Donna Tartt (author of The Secret History and The Little Friend)
praise the soft belly
why do you live in your body like you will be given another? as if it were temporary. you starve it, you let anyone touch it, you berate it. tell it that should be completely different. you tug at your soft flesh, wish it thinner, wish it gone. you fall in love with those who praise the way it sighs under their hands, but who praises the way it holds up your weight, even when you are falling apart?
French Voguettes: Capucine Safyurtlu, Claire Dhelens and Geraldine Saglio. But, where is Emmanuelle?
woah that’s sick
Confessions of Karl Marx. And those of his eldest daughter Jenny here.
From Reminiscences of Marx and Engels. There is no publication date in the book but it was published by the Foreign Languages Publishing House in Moscow sometime during the 60s.
Conan O’Brien’s 2011 Dartmouth College Commencement Address.
this is pure gold. pure comedic gold.
‘If you’re havin’ campaign problems i feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems but Oldham and Saddleworth ain’t one!’, Ed campaigns with his Labour rap on the last day of the by-election.
Michæl Paukner. Sacred Geometry 1, The Platonic Solids
These five Platonic solids are ideal, primal models of crystal patterns that occur throughout the world of minerals in countless variations. These are the only five regular polyhedra, that is, the only five solids made from the same equilateral, equiangular polygons. They are geometrical forms which are said to act as a template from which all life springs. The aesthetic beauty and symmetry of the Platonic solids have made them a favorite subject of geometers for thousands of years. They are named after the ancient Greek philosopher Plato who theorized that the classical elements were constructed from the regular solids. To the Greeks, these solids symbolized fire, earth, air, spirit (or ether) and water.
The Platonic solids are also called “cosmic figures” and are the basic modules for Sacred Geometry. *
You have your good days and you have your bad. It is a challenge to be creative every day and to some it comes easy, to others — not so much. ISO50 asks designers how they overcome their creative block.
Procrastination most often arises from a sense that there is too much to do, and hence no single aspect of the to-do worth doing… . Underneath this rather antic form of action-as-inaction is the much more unsettling question whether anything is worth doing at all.Mark Kingwell (via kindofpersonal)
Luella’s Guide to English Style.
“I mean, why would you do that? Why would you put a cat in a bin? Why is she doing this? I mean, why? Why is she doing this? Why? Why is she doing it? Why put a cat in a bin? I mean, why? Why do it? Why, seriously, why? Why? I mean, why?”