quotations

Aug 27, 2011 4

Writing by hand

This post is #34 in a series of 50 dedicated to the art and life of writing, in support of the 50 for 50 Project to benefit WriteGirl. If you like it, or if you think it could have been improved by a better writing education for its author, please give generously. And pass it on. You don’t need […]

Posted in: The Personal Ones

During last night’s first meeting of the Big Artist Workshop, gentle genius Chris Wells (hey! he won an Obie!) shared the most useful hack I’ve ever heard of for dealing with one’s art as a focus-challenged person: Don’t worry about letting go of things; think instead of what you would most like to move toward. […]

Posted in: The Useful Ones

Peggy Hill: (exasperated but patient) Luanne, have you ever wondered why I spend every Friday night with you? Luanne: (tentative) Because I challenge you with my intellectual? xxx c More King of the Hill goodness at this GeoCities King of the Hill Information Site Image “The Guys as King of the Hill” via MZ Web […]

Posted in: The Quotidian Ones,The Silly Ones

Mar 23, 2006 4

Colleen of the Future

I found a cool site thanks to Stumble Upon, my new-favorite source of time suckage*. It’s called FutureMe.org, and it’s nothing more than an email form that collects words you write, to someone else, I suppose, but mainly to oneself, and sends them to that person in the future. (The default is set to one […]

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Sex. Potatoes. Vodka. Crack. One of these has got to go. I never did care for starch.         , Ben Hunter, in the best Christmas card I’ve ever received

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“Nah. I want to watch on the downstairs TV. It’s closer to the beer.” , response to the question, “Why don’t you watch The Simpsons upstairs with me?” posed by Bonnie Gillespie to her then-boyfriend of six months

Posted in: The Quotidian Ones,The Silly Ones

“It seems as though we’ve marketed ourselves into a corner, where the only way to grow is to find increasingly narrow niches of decreasing utility. The consumer portion of our economy is now dependent on a four-week long debt-fueled race to buy the useless.” , Seth Godin, reporting on next year’s garage sale trinket

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“Beware of the “golden handcuffs.” Beware of a profession that pays you so well in money that you enter into a lifestyle (house, cars, a great deal of stuff) that traps you. You may end up in a vicious cycle of trying to earn more in order to maintain the material things that give you […]

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“Funny always wins out. I always think that women who complain about people who say women aren’t funny are probably not funny. Because, really, who gives a shit?” , Sarah Silverman in an interview with Jenelle Riley in Back Stage, the actor’s newsweekly TAGS: Sarah+Silverman, comedy, comedians, standup, female+standup+comics, excuses

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“People will listen when they’re ready to listen and not before. Probably, once upon a time, you weren’t ready to listen to an idea than now seems to you obvious, even urgent. Let people come to it in their own time. Nagging or bullying will only alienate them. Don’t preach. Don’t waste time with people […]

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