quote of the day

this was retweeted by @bluebelleinky this morning, and i agree 100%:

RT @Miss_Behavin_: If someone’s choices do not directly influence your life, why does it matter what they do and how they do it?

quote of the day

I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood. That the speaking profits me, beyond any other effect the silence will not protect you. — Audre Lorde

writer’s block

Writer’s block is a natural part of the process. Not too many people actually want to put themselves through all the stress and strain of working on a project. There’s always a natural resistance to getting the work done. You just have to understand that you need to fight through it practically every minute of the day. Understand that you’re always in a fight to accomplish something.

— Tom Piccirilli

quote of the day

… Death arrives among all that sound
like a shoe with no foot in it, like a suit with no man in it,
comes and knocks, using a ring with no stone in it, with no finger in it,
comes and shouts with no mouth, with no tongue, with no throat.
Nevertheless its steps can be heard
and its clothing makes a hushed sound, like a tree…

–Pablo Neruda
Nothing But Death

quote of the day

I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood. That the speaking profits me, beyond any other effect the silence will not protect you. — Audre Lorde

quote of the day

When Star Wars meets Monty Python in a 12-yr-old’s head, a storm trooper action figure dashes across sofa yelling, “Run away, run away!”

via @littlefluffycat at twitter

quote of the day

from kelly mccullough at his facebook page:

The older I get the more I think that Tolkien’s elves may have been on to something. I’m thinking of writing advice and this exchange: Frodo: “Go not to the Elves for counsel, for they will say both no and yes.” Gildor: “Elves seldom give unguarded advice, for advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill.”

There are certain things I’m very concrete on–butt in chair time, for example–but mostly I’m a fan of modifiers and shades of gray.