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But that's the problem, you see. No one's focused on how we're all connected. We only think about how we suffer, individually. ~ Babel by RF Kuang #quote #foodforthought
06:32 AM - Feb 13, 2024
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In a word, I was too cowardly to do what I knew to be right, as I had been too cowardly to avoid doing what I knew to be wrong. ~ Great Expectations by Charles Dickens #quote
04:38 AM - Feb 08, 2024
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thread 2 Threaded Spouts
When we listen to a superb piece of music or gaze on a wondrous sculpture, the two sides of our nature--thought and feeling--simultaneously link within us, touching depths and shaping qualities that the everyday denies.
09:10 AM - Feb 05, 2024
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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a brilliant idea, conceived and executed by a clever young woman, must be claimed by a man. ~ Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price #quote #amreading
06:00 AM - Feb 03, 2024
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It's better to fail while striving for something wonderful, challenging, and uncertain than to say, "I don't want to try because I may not succeed completely." ~ Jimmy Carter #quote #inspiration
08:53 AM - Feb 01, 2024
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In the late Middle Ages, plagues of rape swept through Europe. To civilize male behavior, troubadours, the pop-culture artists of their day, idealized romance with songs and tales praising the virtues of chaste, chivalric love.
02:30 AM - Jan 26, 2024
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Being an old maid was a great deal like death by drowning--a really delightful sensation when you ceased struggling. ~ Dawn O'Hara by Edna Ferber #quote #shortstories
03:22 PM - Jan 22, 2024
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Behind every great fortune there is a crime. ~Balzac #quote
08:12 AM - Jan 19, 2024
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I always enjoy reading Maria Popova's notes and reviews, but this piece moved me in particular when it mentioned that those with the biggest regrets in life are artists who have not answered their muse's call:
https://www.themarginalian...
02:46 PM - Jan 17, 2024
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Excellent article on ways to vary conflicts in your stories: https://writershelpingwrit... #writing
08:55 AM - Jan 11, 2024
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A fundamental difference between modern dictatorships and all other tyrannies of the past is that terror is no longer used as a means to exterminate and frighten opponents, but as an instrument to rule masses of people who are perfectly obedient. ~ Hannah Arendt #quote #foodforthought
06:39 AM - Jan 11, 2024
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How rich we are in knowledge, and in all that lies around us yet to learn. Billionaires, all of us. ~ Ursula K Le Guin #quote
12:34 PM - Jan 09, 2024
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Interesting article on writing for the YA crowd: https://janefriedman.com/4... #writing
08:51 AM - Jan 08, 2024
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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote #foodforthought
07:32 AM - Jan 07, 2024
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If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad. ~ Northanger Abbey #janeausten #quote #literature
04:47 AM - Jan 05, 2024
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Fascinating backstory on an animated feature I loved as a child! (In French) Le roi et l'oiseau
https://fb.watch/pkR1ZHPdW... #art #animation
03:31 AM - Jan 03, 2024 (Edited)
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There is no truth. There is only perception. ~ Gustave Flaubert #quote #foodforthought
01:48 AM - Dec 30, 2023
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A word after a word after a word is power. ~ Margaret Atwood #quote #writing
03:39 PM - Dec 22, 2023
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I think that the difference right now between good art and bad art is that the good artists are the people who are, in one way or another, creating, out of deep and honest concern, a vision of life...that is worth pursuing. ~ John Gardner #quote #art #writing
07:15 AM - Dec 18, 2023
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Let your characters have their way. Let your secret life be lived. Then at your leisure, in the succeeding weeks, months or years, you let the story cool off and then, instead of rewriting, you relive it. ~ Ray Bradbury #writing
05:12 AM - Dec 18, 2023
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Since we cannot expect truth from our institutions, we must expect it from our writers. ~ Edward Abbey #quote #foodforthought
04:48 AM - Dec 14, 2023
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As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. ~ Audrey Hepburn #quote #inspiration
04:36 AM - Oct 16, 2023
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Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything one's learned in school. ~ Albert Einstein
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09:54 AM - Oct 05, 2023
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On the one hand, we all want to be happy. On the other hand, we all know the things that make us happy. But we don't do those things. Why? Simple. We are too busy. Too busy doing what? Too busy trying to be happy. ~ Matthew Kelly
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11:15 AM - Sep 26, 2023
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As long as I live under the capitalistic system, I expect to have my life influenced by the demands of moneyed people. But I will be damned if I propose to be at the beck & call of every itinerant scoundrel who has 2 cents to invest in a postage stamp. This, sir, is my resignation. ~Faulkner
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06:42 AM - Sep 25, 2023
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It is very difficult also to sacrifice one's suffering. A man will renounce any pleasures you like but he will not give up his suffering. ~G.I. Gurdjieff
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04:19 AM - Sep 25, 2023
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The measure of mental health is the disposition to find good everywhere. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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09:34 AM - Sep 20, 2023
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Silence is the virtue of fools. ~ Francis Bacon

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12:13 PM - Sep 14, 2023
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He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby becomes a monster. And if you gaze for long into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you. ~ Nietzsche
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08:37 AM - Sep 12, 2023
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Hitch your wagon to a star. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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04:57 AM - Aug 02, 2023
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