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if you should go skating…

if you should go skating…

Working on my novel, Cory Arcangel

For advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise.
J.R.R. Tolkien, ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’
we never are what we intend, or invent
This girl

"All i’m saying is call the girl, she gives a shit about it" he said.

I sat back and let the hostility hover across my face, trying not to let it change my expression. A smile I could not force came to pass under my cheekbones and in its place a sad smirk arose. My eyebrows slanted then arched in an attempt to lift my face of nonexistent emotion.

"Wipe away that silly smile" he said. "I’m not fucking around. You can’t sleep with a girl and just forget about her. Not this girl."

mystery - black & white

mystery - black & white

To set high goals, to have almost unattainable aspirations, to imbue people with the belief that they can be achieved — these are as important as the balance sheet, perhaps more so
Joseph C. Wilson, President of Xerox
You did not love the floor of a flat-car nor guns with canvas jackets and the smell of vaselined metal or a canvas that rain leaked through, although it is very fine under a canvas and pleasant with guns; but you loved some one else whom now you knew was not even to be pretended there; you seeing now very clearly and coldly—not so coldly as clearly and emptily. You saw emptily, lying on your stomach, having been present when one army moved back and another came forward. You had lost your cars and your men as a floorwalker loses the stock of his department in a fire. There was, however, no insurance. You were out of it now. You had no more obligation. If they shot floorwalkers after a fire in the department store because they spoke with an accent they had always had, then certainly the floorwalkers would not be expected to return when the store opened again for business. They might seek other employment; if there was any other employment and the police did not get them.
Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms
Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
Enjoy.
The coward dies a thousand deaths, the brave but one’…. (The man who first said that) was probably a coward…. He knew a great deal about cowards but nothing about the brave. The brave dies perhaps two thousand deaths if he’s intelligent. He simply doesn’t mention them.
Ernest Hemingway, ‘A Farewell to Arms’
If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.
Ernest Hemingway, ‘A Farewell to Arms’
We hold these truths to be self-evident…

We hold these truths to be self-evident…

Get scared. It will do you good. Smoke a bit, stare blankly at some ceilings, beat your head against some walls, refuse to see some people, paint and write. Get scared some more. Allow your little mind to do nothing but function. Stay inside, go out - I don’t care what you’ll do; but stay scared as hell. You will never be able to experience everything. So, please, do poetical justice to your soul and simply experience yourself.
Albert Camus, Notebooks, 1951-1959 (via exoticwild)
Bigger is better

Bigger is better