Posts tagged with writing.
“In that moment there is no one as lonely, lovelorn, and unlovable as you; and yet this feeling of hopelessness mixes, oddly, with a perverse kind of hope, of resistance to the regrettable physical facts, and you’re filled with the desire to write something, to go back to your room and be like Flaubert, solitary and misanthropic and a God-damned genius.”
- Jeffrey Eugenides, The New Yorker
“A story is a trick for sneaking a message into the fortified citadel of the human mind.”Why Storytelling Is The Ultimate Weapon | Co.Create: Creativity \ Culture \ Commerce (via wildcat2030)
“There is always a sheet of paper. There is always a pen. There is always a way out.”H. L. Mencken (via likeafieldmouse)
“Recognizing the humanity of people who do awful things is one of the core challenges of being human. (We have enough trouble recognizing it even in people who are like us.) But it’s the only way out. Even when the worst trolls are beyond visible redemption, the way we handle them is visible to so many others who are still capable of feeling empathy or recognizing pain or changing their minds.”
- Erin Kissane, “How to Kill a Troll”
Just read this whole essay - amazing stuff.