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"I wonder how long it will take me to read this if I only read it when I'm in Europe?" Oct 07, 2014 06:05AM

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"This book, maybe more than any other I've read, vacillates wildly from gripping to turgid every twenty pages or so." Sep 29, 2014 06:05PM


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Have you ever been hit with the dreaded writer's block? You're typing away when suddenly the words stop flowing, the ideas dry up, and the blank page glows ominously. What is a writer to do?Savvy G... Read more of this blog post »
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“We learn to make a shell for ourselves when we are young and then spend the rest of our lives hoping for someone to reach inside and touch us. Just touch us—anything more than that would be too much for us to bear.”
Bill Russell

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“The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter - often an unconscious but still a faithful interpreter - in the eye.”
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“Everybody does have a book in them, but in most cases that's where it should stay.”
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“As is perhaps obvious, Morris Zapp had no great esteem for his fellow-labourers in the vineyards of literature. They seemed to him vague, fickle, irresponsible creatures, who wallowed in relativism like hippopotami in mud, with their nostrils barely protruding into the air of common-sense. They happily tolerated the existence of opinions contrary to their own — they even, for God’s sake, sometimes changed their minds. Their pathetic attempts at profundity were qualified out of existence and largely interrogative in mode. They liked to begin a paper with some formula like, ‘I want to raise some questions about so-and-so’, and seemed to think they had done their intellectual duty by merely raising them. This manoeuvre drove Morris Zapp insane. Any damn fool, he maintained, could think of questions; it was answers that separated the men from the boys.”
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