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Collection by Beck Tench


"Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder." — Rumi

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“Attention without feeling … is only a report.” Mary Oliver on What Attention Really Means and Her Moving Elegy for Her Soul Mate. Mary Oliver Poems, Molly Malone, Berenice Abbott, Great Love Stories, Ways Of Seeing, Wise Women, Photography Gallery, Our World, Natural World

Mary Oliver on What Attention Really Means and Her Moving Elegy for Her Soul Mate

“Attention without feeling … is only a report.”

Listen to music from Rainer Maria Rilke like Der Panther, Herbsttag & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Rainer Maria Rilke. Rainer Maria Rilke, Essayist, Playwright, Rilke Quotes, Quotes Quotes, Anais Nin, Writers And Poets, Book Writer, Portraits

Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love. — Rainer Maria Rilke

Julia Child and television crew on the set of her cooking show, The French Chef . Photo by Paul Child. Julia Child cooks at stove in Paris apartment. Photo by Paul Child. Julia Child kneads dough at open kitchen window. Photo by Paul Child. Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Divas, Cinema, Look Vintage, New Poster, Star Wars, Before Us, In This World

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A brilliantly concise list --> Stephen King’s Top 20 Rules for Writers . I love this photo with Stephen King and his now ancient computer. Stephen King It, Steven King, Writing Quotes, Writing Advice, Start Writing, Better Writing, Literary Quotes, Film Quotes, King T


“My fan mail is enormous. Everyone is under six.” -Alexander Calder (July 22, 1898 – November 11, 1976) was an American sculptor best known as the originator of the mobile. By contrast,…

Photo Credit: Glenn RussellPhoto Credit: Glenn Russell Alison Bechdel in her home studio. Harriet The Spy, Writers Desk, Writers Write, Alison Bechdel, Seattle Homes, Buy Photos, To My Mother, Book Writer, Home Studio

25 Fascinating Photos of Famous Writers at Home

This week, we caught a glimpse of author Tao Lin's Murray Hill apartment in this cheeky review over at Vice. Though somewhat alarmed at the squalor of Lin's digs (seriously, can you blame us?), we found ourselves inspired to hunt down a few more shots of notable authors hanging out at home.

The key to eternal happiness is low overhead and no debt. Lynda Barry, Joseph Campbell, Workspaces, Zine, Studios, Happiness, Hands, Artists, Cartoon

Lynda Barry by Christopher Wheeler

The key to eternal happiness is low overhead and no debt. — Lynda Barry

Author Maya Angelou prefers to work sprawled across her bed and writing in longhand on a yellow legal pad. Her indispensable working tool, in addition to a thesaurus and dictionary, is The Holy Bible. What Is Set, The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou Quotes, Civil Rights Activists, Writing Quotes, Oprah, Creative Writing, Black History, The Book

I usually get up at about 5:30, and I’m ready to have coffee by 6, usually with my husband. He goes off to his work around 6:30, and I go off to mine. I keep a hotel room in which I do my work—a tiny, mean room with just a bed, and sometimes, if I can find it, a face basin. I keep a dictionary, a Bible, a deck of cards and a bottle of sherry in the room.

journalofanobody: “Tove Marika Jansson, 9 August 1914 – 27 June was a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author. She is best known as the author of the. Tove Jansson, Summer Books, Lewis Carroll, Book Authors, Tolkien, The Guardian, Books To Read, Reading, Writers

Tove Jansson for writing things like this, as told through the voice of a little girl dictating a book about angleworms that split in two to her grandmother, "Presumably, everything that happened to them after that only seemed like half as much, but this was also sort of a relief, and then, too, nothing they did was their fault any more, somehow. They just blamed each other. Or else they’d say that after a thing like that, you just weren’t yourself any more."

Interview with Parker Palmer - The United Church Observer Parker Palmer, Other People, Religion, Interview, Spirituality, Take That, The Unit, Sayings, Rabbi

Before his death, Rabbi Zusya said, "In the coming world, they will not ask me: 'Why were you not Moses?' They will ask me: 'Why were you not Zusya?”