Saturday, May 07, 2011

More of other people's words

Before my *new, less than a year old* computer literally starts smoking (it smells like burnt hair), I wanted to say hey! But I have no thoughts, so I'm just going to share some of what other people are thinking instead.

“While people around me start to relax, I keep my eyes on the sea, waiting to be rocketed into it in a wave of fire. I’ll be ready for it to happen, and therefore it won’t happen. It’s a burden, being able to control situations with my hypervigilence, but it’s my lot in life.”
Tina Fey, Bossypants (the best book I've read in a while).

"there are your fog people & your sun people, he said. i said i wasn't sure which kind i was. he nodded. fog'll do that to you, he said. "
from Story People

“Sisters will leave scars on your body—and your heart. No one in the world can betray you with quite that eye toward perfection, and no one will ever regret it more.”
Barbara O'Neal

And because I need to remember it:
“Don’t look over your shoulder to see what relatives are perched there. Say what you want to say, freely and honestly, and finish the job. Then take up the privacy issue.”
William Zinnser, American Scholar, How to Write Your Memoir

1 comment:

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