“The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.”
“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
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A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, toA place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to comment or request changes to book records.
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Goodreads Librarians are members who have applied for and received librarian status on Goodreads. They are able to edit and improve the Goodreads catalog, and have made it one of the better catalogs online.
Activities include combining editions, fixing book and author typos, adding book covers and discussing policies.
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Heathens, Pagans and Witches
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A group for any and all pagans, witches and heathens to discuss books related to spirituality. Any type of pagan is welcome here - Wiccan, eclectic, dA group for any and all pagans, witches and heathens to discuss books related to spirituality. Any type of pagan is welcome here - Wiccan, eclectic, druid, asatru, reconstructionist, shinto and everything else on the spectrum - practitioners of other religions and spiritualities are welcome too....more
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No pretensions: just poetry. Stop by, recommend books, offer up poems (excerpted), tempt us, taunt us, tell us what to read and where to go (to read iNo pretensions: just poetry.
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"Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits." -- Carl Sandburg
“God has a brown voice, as soft and full as beer.” —Anne Sexton
On Clouds – “…what primitive tastes the ancients must have had if their poets were inspired by those absurd, untidy clumps of mist, idiotically jostling one another about…” —Yevgeny Zamyatin
“If the poet wants to be a poet, the poet must force the poet to revise. If the poet doesn’t wish to revise, let the poet abandon poetry and take up stamp-collecting or real estate.” —Donald Hall
“Poetry is a rich, full-bodied whistle, cracked ice crunching in pails, the night that numbs the leaf, the duel of two nightingales, the sweet pea that has run wild, Creation’s tears in shoulder blades.” —Boris Pasternak
“Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket.” —Charles Simic
“Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.” —Gustave Flaubert
“Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It’s that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that’s what the poet does.” —Allen Ginsberg
“I think one of poetry’s functions is not to give us what we want… [T]he poet isn’t always of use to the tribe. The tribe thrives on the consensual. The tribe is pulling together to face the intruder who threatens it. Meanwhile, the poet is sitting by himself in the graveyard talking to a skull.” —Heather McHugh
“I am ashamed of my century, but I have to smile” —Frank O’Hara
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Forum for discussing/recommending queer texts, open to the idea that the definition of "queer" is still in process. Interests in all genres, fiction aForum for discussing/recommending queer texts, open to the idea that the definition of "queer" is still in process. Interests in all genres, fiction and nonfiction, exploring sexual cultures, especially marginalized, outlaw, or outsider sexualities....more
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For discussion of books with LGBTQ themes or characters. All genres.