Monday, February 28, 2011

Frank McCourt || In his Own Words

"There are so many ways of saying Hi. Hiss it, trill it, bark it, sing it, bellow it, laugh it, cough it. A simple stroll in the hallway calls for paragraphs, sentences in your head, decisions galore."
Frank McCourt

Monday, February 14, 2011

In order to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.   ~ Carl Sagan

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Zadie Smith || In Her Own Words

"The ideal reader cannot sleep when holding the writer he was meant to be with."
Zadie Smith

"The past is always tense, the future perfect." — Zadie Smith

"The very reason I write is so that I might not sleepwalk through my entire life."
— Zadie Smith

"The future's another country, man... And I still ain't got a passport. "
— Zadie Smith

"When I write I am trying to express my way of being in the world. This is primarily a process of elimination: once you have removed all the dead language, the second-hand dogma, the truths that are not your own but other people's, the mottoes, the slogans, the out-and-out lies of your nation, the myths of your historical moment - once you have removed all that warps experience into a shape you do not recognize and do not believe in - what you are left with is something approximating the truth of your own conception." — Zadie Smith

"Pulchritude--beauty where you would least suspect it, hidden in a word that looked like it should signify a belch or a skin infection." — Zadie Smith

"He was bookish, she was not; he was theoretical, she political. She called a rose a rose. He called it an accumulation of cultural and biological constructions circulating around the mutually attracting binary poles of nature/artifice." — Zadie Smith