September 15, 2014
"Learn to live on air… Avoid all messy and needy people including family; they threaten your work… Once you’ve truly begun, slow down. The difference between publishing two good books and forty mediocre books is terribly large."

— Sarah Manguso’s advice to young writers on how to have a career, in Work in Progress (via fsgbooks)

(via poetsandwriters)

September 14, 2014
"It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested. But when it is wasted in heedless luxury and spent on no good activity, we are forced at last by death’s final constraint to realize that it has passed away before we knew it was passing. So it is: we are not given a short life but we make it short, and we are not ill-supplied but wasteful of it… Life is long if you know how to use it."

Seneca (via azspot)

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September 13, 2014
Study: Science and religion really are enemies after all

September 13, 2014
Margaret Sanger's Bold, Gutsy Response to a 1929 Raid on a Birth Control Clinic

September 13, 2014
americasgreatoutdoors:

Photo from the west side of May Lake in Yosemite National Park.Photo: National Park Service

americasgreatoutdoors:

Photo from the west side of May Lake in Yosemite National Park.

Photo: National Park Service

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September 12, 2014
"Critics appear to be addressing themselves to works other than those I remember writing."

Joyce Carol Oates (via theparisreview)

September 11, 2014

-teesa-:

9.9.14

"There is this devaluation of women."

(via mediamattersforamerica)

September 11, 2014
strandbooks:

More from Crossing the Mangrove by Maryse Condé.

strandbooks:

More from Crossing the Mangrove by Maryse Condé.

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September 10, 2014

Maybe humanity will return to the water and life forms will evolve once again if the planet is able to recover from global warming. 

September 10, 2014
"Please don’t expect me to always be good and kind and loving. There are times when I will be cold and thoughtless and hard to understand."

— Sylvia Plath  (via thelifeguardlibrarian)

(Source: larmoyante, via thelifeguardlibrarian)

September 9, 2014
"There’s no money in poetry, but there’s no poetry in money, either."

— Robert Graves (via taylorbooks)

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September 8, 2014

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September 7, 2014
vintageanchorbooks:

"Culture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture."— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, “We Should All Be Feminists”

vintageanchorbooks:

"Culture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture."
— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, “We Should All Be Feminists”

September 6, 2014
"A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity."

— Franz Kafka (via taylorbooks)

(Source: omarjsakr, via taylorbooks)

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September 5, 2014
americasgreatoutdoors:

Moose in the mist.There was a heavy fog in the river valley this morning in Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming. This large bull moose was spotted eating his breakfast of Pacific willow leaves and branches near Headquarters. Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS

americasgreatoutdoors:

Moose in the mist.

There was a heavy fog in the river valley this morning in Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming. This large bull moose was spotted eating his breakfast of Pacific willow leaves and branches near Headquarters.

Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS

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Filed under: photography 
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