IF WE HAD THE COURAGE TO LOVE, WE WOULD NOT SO VALUE THESE ACTS OF WAR.– Jeanette Winterson, The Passion (again)
Passion is not so much an emotion as a destiny. What choice have I in the face...– The Passion Jeanette Winterson
Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Be forewarned: this piece of music absolutely blindsided me. From Todd Reynolds’ album Outerborough
We live in a time when many religious people feel fiercely threatened by...– Marilynne Robinson, Chronicle of Higher Education
Marilynne Robinson on Humankind, Writing...
“But all we really know about what we are is what we do. There is a tendency to fit a tight and awkward carapace of definition over humankind, and to try to trim the living creature to fit the dead shell. The advice I give my students is the same advice I give myself—forget definition, forget assumption, watch. We inhabit, we are part of, a reality for which explanation is much too poor and...
Last line: “Really good fiction could have as dark a worldview as it...– David Foster Wallace (via kadrey) Love it. (via harkaway) QFT (via jennirl)
Dodie Bellamy: “An in-your-face owning of one’s vulnerability is a...– Dodie Bellamy via Emily Books (via rachelfershleiser)
Paper books may be the only media remaining that don’t report your behavior back...– (via wwnorton)
“About the only positive development at court for which Charles could take some credit had occurred on July 3 , when Yolande’s daughter Marie gave birth to the couple’s first child, a son, Louis, thereby establishing a line of succession, although even here Charles could not really be said to have done the heavy lifting.” The Maid and the Queen (galley) that Joan of...