Thoughts that keep me up at night
A collection of my recent and past favorite books, and a few quotations.
One hundred years of solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
George Bernard Shaw (July 26, 1856 - 1950), the eminent Irish playwright, is the only person to have been awarded both the Nobel Prize for Literature (1925) and an Oscar (1938), for his contributions to literature and for his work on the film Pygmalion, respectively. “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― GBS, Man & Superman Photo by Sir Emery Walker, 1888.
As I get ready to go to pick up our new puppy, Vivienne, I still feel an overwhelming loss and sadness for Lavender. I miss her so extensively and sometimes it feels like she's just lost and not really gone and maybe there's hope that I will find her or she will reveal herself and hop into bed and snuggle with me. I would do just about anything to have her back with me.
A childhood so oppressive it leads to self loathing--and Jeanette Winterson chronicles it as only she can.
Freya Stark in 1928, After Her First Trip to the Middle East.
Life isn’t something you accomplish. It’s something you live. Awards are lovely –they are like people cheering during a marathon – they encourage you, and I can’t say I don’t get a thrill out of them – but it’s not why you’re running. As human beings, I think we have a built-in desire to see what’s around the next corner – whatever it may be. Or what’s inside people – because people are not limited to their outside casings, though they are sometimes limited by them.
hate doesn't solve anything