Friday, March 27, 2015

Thursday, March 26, 2015


I believe you have to be true to people. You have to be writing something that people understand but, at the same time, something that's profound enough to have meaning past, say, the six o'clock news. -Amiri Baraka

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Fiction is not a dream.  Nor is it guesswork.  It is imagining based on facts, and the facts must be accurate or the work of imagining will not stand up. -Margaret Banning

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Reading, I'd been taught, means questioning, sensing that what you read is unfinished until completed in the self. The first text is the soul. And the last.  -Sherman Alexie

Friday, March 20, 2015


May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. -Edward Abbey

Thursday, March 19, 2015


As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people's ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life. -Amy Poehler

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


If you're an original thinker, you are going get told "no" a lot, and you have to be able to hear "no" many times from the bankers and trust that at some point, someone is going to recognize that you are an artist and not a can of soda. -Nick Offerman

Friday, March 13, 2015


Words differently arranged have different meanings, and meanings differently arranged have a different effect. -Blaise Pascal

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


How far should one accept the rules of the society in which one lives? To put it another way: at what point does conformity become corruption? Only by answering such questions does the conscience truly define itself. -Kenneth Tynan

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don't just give up. -Stephen Hawking