Reading and understanding the Bible involves lots and lots of interpretation....– O Me of Little Faith (via azspot)
It is never too late to give up your prejudices.– Henry David Thoreau (via oncewild)
Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.– Mark Twain
Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words...– Roland Barthes, A Lover’s Discourse (1977)
People say, ‘I’m going to sleep now,’ as if it were nothing. But it’s really a...– George Carlin (via thechocolatebrigade)
Note to Rock Stars...
Screaming incoherently is not musical, nor is it art. It is a skill that any human being has mastered from birth. I daresay this means that is less of a skill than an ability. Try singing sometime, please. That is all.
Missing the Point...
Alright, I just have to get this off my chest. One of the first things I posted on this blog was one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite books, Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card. And it actually got reblogged by people I don’t know, which is kind of cool. Then I saw that one of the rebloggers had added a caption, to the effect of Orson Scott Card being a hateful...
The Writer's Paradox
I’m often reminded how easy it is to become frustrated by the writer’s paradox: I can share with you what I see, but you will never see exactly what I see. You will never feel exactly what I feel. Best case in point would be the way I am affected by certain pieces of music. The best songs are a gateway to another world, a sideways slip into a different realm from the one we call...
No human being, when you understand his desires, is worthless. No one’s...– Andrew “Ender” Wiggin, Speaker for the Dead