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Quentin R. Bufogle
“Writing is the dragon that lives underneath my floorboards. The one I incessantly feed for fear it may turn and devour my ass. Writing is the friend who doesn't return my phone calls; the itch I'm unable to scratch; a dinner invitation from a cannibal; elevator music for a narcoleptic. Writing is the hope of lifting all boats by pissing in the ocean. Writing isn't something that makes me happy like a good cup of coffee. It's just something I do because not writing, as I've found, is so much worse.”
Quentin R. Bufogle

Douglas Adams
“How to Leave the Planet

1. Phone NASA. Their phone number is (713) 483-3111. Explain that it’s very important that you get away as soon as possible.
2. If they do not cooperate, phone any friend you may have in the White House—(202) 456-1414—to have a word on your behalf with the guys at NASA.
3. If you don’t have any friends in the White House, phone the Kremlin (ask the overseas operator for 0107-095-295-9051). They don’t have any friends there either (at least, none to speak of), but they do seem to have a little influence, so you may as well try.
4. If that also fails, phone the Pope for guidance. His telephone number is 011-39-6-6982, and I gather his switchboard is infallible.
5. If all these attempts fail, flag down a passing flying saucer and explain that it’s vitally important that you get away before your phone bill arrives.”
Douglas Adams

Ernest Cline
“People who live in glass houses should shut the fuck up.”
Ernest Cline, Ready Player One

Ernest Cline
“You'd be amazed how much research you can get done when you have no life whatsoever.”
Ernest Cline, Ready Player One

Quentin R. Bufogle
“As with most things, my approach to writing has been entirely ass-backwards. I first had to become everything but a writer -- exhaust all possibilities. I had to come to it on my knees. Only when there was truly nothing left, was I able to become a writer.”
Quentin R. Bufogle

101455 The Great Gormenghast Read — 86 members — last activity Oct 13, 2016 07:31AM
This group is for those who wish to participate in a planned read of the original Gormenghast novels as penned by Mervyn Peake before his death. The ...more
116665 Reading Proust's In Search of Lost Time in 2014 — 96 members — last activity Mar 09, 2019 04:37PM
A reading group for Marcel Proust's "In Search of Lost Time". This group reading adventure will begin on January 1, 2014 and go on through December ...more
6122 Caldecott Books — 281 members — last activity Aug 06, 2018 06:19PM
A group for Caldecott fans: The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annual ...more
25x33 Q&A with Lindsey Kay — 9 members — last activity Dec 25, 2012 09:31AM
A place to ask questions that arise from reading Lindsey's blog and books, as well as to ask more general questions that may not arise out of reading ...more
150281 One Year In Search of Lost Time ~ 2015 — 62 members — last activity Dec 17, 2016 10:49AM
We're reading Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time in one year. It's one of the masterpieces of western literature, but it's a difficult read, in la ...more
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