Wes Anderson on J.D. Salinger (New Yorker) →
Wes Anderson’s films, as their devotees know well, make wise and loving allusion to the works of J. D. Salinger. I heard from the director on the sad occasion of the writer’s death yesterday. He told me: I remembered this passage from the F. Scott Fitzgerald story “The Freshest Boy”: He had contributed to the events by which another boy was saved from the army of the bitter, the selfish, the...
I knew that what I was seeking to discover was a thing I’d always known....– Cormac McCarthy, All The Pretty Horses
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Salinger’s neighbors in Cornish, N.H. share their... →
It was “one of the most enjoyable municipal conspiracies ever, how to keep everyone guessing where Jerry Salinger lived,” said Burling, who for 44 years has lived several doors from Salinger’s Lang Road home. “You very quickly got kind of wrapped up in the joke of it all. They were all so desperate to see if they could talk to the great man,” he said. Few of them —...
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…you’re going to start getting closer and closer - that is, if you...– J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger and Howard Zinn dying on the same day - are you fucking kidding me? Why not just take teenager me and twentysomething me and kick them in the crotch while you’re at it. Way too sad.
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The lesson of that history is that you must not despair, that if you are right,...– Howard Zinn
Howard Zinn on The Daily Show (January 2005)
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Latest research: Psychodynamic psychotherapy more... →
I realize I’m probably a huge nerd for feeling so happy about this - I mean, obviously, I see the effectiveness of psychodynamic therapy every single day, and preach it’s gospel to any one willing to listen…but this is “proof”, something to point to and say “See! It works! And better than other forms of therapy, usually!”. Seriously, I got chills reading...
I Measure Every Grief I Meet - Emily Dickinson I measure every Grief I meet With narrow, probing, Eyes – I wonder if It weighs like Mine – Or has an Easier size. I wonder if They bore it long – Or did it just begin – I could not tell the Date of Mine – It feels so old a pain – I wonder if it hurts to live – And if They have to try – And whether – could They choose between – It would not be – to...
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We stumble on … bring a little noise into the silence, find in others the...– Colun McCann, Let the Great World Spin
If he was a genius it’s because he was smart enough to be curious about...– Amy Wallace-Havens, David Foster Wallace’s sister, at his memorial
A Celebration of David Foster Wallace →
peterwknox: Nine peers pay tribute with a talk or essay. Strong suggestion. Amy Wallace-Havens is David’s sister. She is a deputy public defender in southern Arizona. Bonnie Nadell is vice president of Frederick Hill Bonnie Nadell Agency in Los Angeles. Gerry Howard is an executive editor at large for Doubleday. Colin Harrison is a novelist, and a vice president and senior editor at Scribner....
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“Only about 100,000 votes separated the winner from the loser, and the outcome was to increase the minority party in the senate by just one vote — from 40 to 41. Nonetheless, this week’s election in Massachusetts has been declared a repudiation of Barack Obama and a resurrection for Republicans. But I checked just before this broadcast, and Democrats still controlled the White House,...
In the deepest hour of the night, confess to yourself that you would die if you...– Rainer Maria Rilke (via mongermonger)
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tyler-vs-blake asked: Ha, every time I see you put one of these up, I'm just too tempted to ask something else. So I have also seen that your quite the fan of Wes Anderson films, and this may be a cruel and unfair question, but what would you say your favorite Wes Anderson film/work is?
scienceandstuff asked: Some of my favorite writers are Frank O'Hara, Richard Brautigan, Mary Oliver, Pablo Neruda, Leonard Cohen, Vladimir Nabokov... With this in mind, who else would you recommend I read?
I've missed Liz Lemon's dancing so much
defyingthefates: Liz: What did you say you loved about me? Did you talk about my body? *Liz begins to dance* Liz: Did you say how you like to watch me dance? Yeah, you like that? Jack: You’re embarrassing yourself, Lemon. Liz: Mmhmm, it started out as a joke but it’s becoming reaaaaaaaaal! *Jack leaves* Liz: I don’t care! I’m havin’ a good time! — 4x10: Black Light Attack!
a poem for my son, at six months.
I hold my restless son in my arms as he tries to nap, struggling, mightily against the sleep he needs. I think about the words I sing into his ears: about peace like a river and you are my sunshine and every little thing’s gonna be alright. You try to hold on to moments like these, these small perfect moments when everything stops and goes silent and the world finds a quiet grace, because you...
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