You just hang onto the thought that every dog has its day, even the bitches.– Colleen McCullough, The Ladies of Missalonghi.
My belief is that if we live another century or so — I am talking of the common...– Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own.
I always say that there are two types of readers. The first reads to escape....– Invincible Summer author Hannah Moskowitz at The Contemps (via rkb)
How To Get Along
“The theater is the only art form that concerns itself predominately with social issues. Can we get along? Can we get along in this room? Can we get along as a society? How might we get along better?” - Anne Bogart, certified theatre genius
Your freedom as a writer is not freedom of expression in the sense of wild...– Annie Dillard, The Writing Life (via mlleh)
I have to tell you, there are times when the sun strikes me like a gong, and...– Dorothea Grossman (via yesyes)
My hand craves writing like the woodcutter’s hand craves an axe. Only this...– Anna Kamienska
wordwithoutend: “I, too, am a woman who takes my rights with my own arms.” -Hassan Wassef as quoted by Jenna Krajeski in Postcard from Egypt: Rebellion, The New Yorker, March 14, 2011
Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to “jump at de sun.”...– Zora Neale Hurston, Dust Tracks on a Road.
Fertility Goddess Asherah: Was 'God's Wife' Edited... →
Books. People have no idea how beautiful books are. How they taste on your...– Rachel Kadish,Tolstoy Lied: A Love Story (via thesearepeopleyouknow)
You Were Perfectly Fine, by Dorothy Parker →
fwriction: This is one of my all-time favorite short stories. I’ve recently reread it, and I thought today was a good time to share it as story of the day. This short story is available for free around the Web (most notably in its original form in The New Yorker archives), but when I saw that Hobart, another journal I love, had posted it, I chose to link there. Enjoy some Dorothy Parker on...
The artist must possess the courageous soul that dares and defies.” — Kate...
Humor from some Lady Writers
Two new books soon arriving from the hilarious Tina Fey and Mindy Kalin. Check out more at here.
I really feel that we’re not giving children enough credit for distinguishing...– J.K. Rowling (via libraryland)