never tell us a thing if you can show us
it ain't how much you've got, honey, it's how you use it
a man's got to know his limitations
it's important to tell the truth, so much depends on it.
if I can make you understand her madness -then perhaps I can make her someone you sympathize w or even identify w. the result? she's more frightening than ever, because she's close to real
the best disregard the rules
that it's as easy to over describe as to underdescribe. probably easier
an eye whose vision grows sharper the more it is used
starts w clear seeing &ends w clear writing.
don't break unspoken contract exists between writer &reader -your promise to be true
we're not even in same year together, let alone same room.. except we are together. we're close. we're having a meeting of the minds. books are ..uniquely portable magic.
agents of status quo, not necessarily bad guys, but dangerous guys if you happen to believe in intellectual freedom
main job :telling a story. cause reader to prickle w recognition.
I describe mine, it freezes out yours, &I lose a little bit of the bond of understanding I want to forge between us.
why people win Nobel prizes in literature..
15: "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering &courage in our time"
12: "who w hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history &the contemporary"
11: "through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality"
10: "for his ..structures of power &trenchant image of indie's resistance, revolt &defeat"
09: "w concentration of poetry &frankness of prose, depicts landscape of dispossessed"
06: "quest for melancholic soul of native city, discover new symbols for clash of cultures"
03: "who in innumerable guises portrays surprising involvement of the outsider"
02: "upholds fragile experience of indie against barbaric arbitrariness of history"
74: "far seeing in lands &ages, in service of freedom.. catch the dew &reflect cosmos"
73: "for an epic &psychological narrative art which has introduced new into literature"
69: "destitution of modern man acquires its elevation"
63: "for eminent lyrical writing, inspired by a deep feeling for the world of culture"
59: "for his lyrical poetry, w classical fire expresses tragic experience of life"
57: "clear sighted earnestness illuminates problems of human conscience in our times"
1956: "example of high spirit &artistical purity"
1955: "for his vivid epic power which has renewed great narrative art of Iceland"
53: "for mastery o descri as well as brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values"
52: "for deep spiritual insight &artistic intensity w which penetrates drama of human life"
51: "artistic vigor &true independence of mind w which he endeavors to find answers"
1950: "he champions humanitarian ideals &freedom of thought"
1944: "for rare strength &fertility of poetic imagination w which is.. intellectual curiosity"
1939: "for his deep understanding of his country's peasantry &their relationship w Nature"
1938: "for her rich &truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China"
1936: "for the power, honesty &deep felt emotions of his dramatic works"
1934: "for his bold &ingenious revival of dramatic &scenic art"
1932: "for his distinguished art of narration" (all about the story.......)
'26: "for her idealistically inspired writings which w plastic clarity picture the life of her"
YK sometimes when u meet some1, &somehow, b4 they open mouth 2speak, YK you're gong 2b friends? same w books.. not a book you ought 2read, but a book U have 2read. books /ppl that put u in touch w smtg real. books that you get, peeps that get you..
if you can , keep your head when all about you are losing theirs &blaming.. trust yourself when all men doubt, but make allowance for their doubting too; if you can wait ¬ be tired of waiting, or being lied about, don't deal in lies, or being hated, don't give way to hating, &yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise. if you can dream -¬ make dreams your master; think -¬ make thoughts your aim; if you can meet w Triumph &Diaster, &treat those 2 imposters just the same; if you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken twisted by knaves to make a trap fro fools, or watch the things you gave your life to, broken. &stoop &build em up w worn -out tools. if you can make 1 heap of all your winnings &risk it on 1 turn of pitch &toss, &lose, &start again at your beginnings, &never breathe a word about your loss.. if you can talk w crowds &keep your virtue, or walk w Kings -nor lose the common touch, if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you. if all men count w you, but none too much.. Yours is the Earth &everything that's in it, &-which is more -you'll be a Man, my son!
-father's advice to son; Kipling
"in order2be able2think you have2risk being offensive."JBP
i am no bird; &no net ensnares me. -charlotte bronte
"never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -in nothing, great or small, large or petty -never give in except to convictions of honor &good sense." -w. churchill. 10/28/41
i am not afraid of storms, for i am learning how to sail my ship. -louisa may alcott
nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. persistence &determination alone are omnipotent.
i am not an extraordinary man, &i am quite ordinary. but God chose me for something quite extraordinary. -a. valladares receives '16 canterbury medal.
not failure, but low aim, is crime -james russell lowell
a genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus -mlk jr. (you are all leaders .#experts)
it is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust &sweat &blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again &again because there is no effort without error &shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worth cause; who at the best knows in the end the trump of high achievement, &who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold &timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. -theodore roosevelt
we are what we repeatedly do. excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -aristotle
no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -eleanor roosevelt
a dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.-gk c.