That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings...– F. Scott Fitzgerald (via readandbreathe)
When I look down from this transcendency, how beautiful are even the crumbled...– Virginia Woolf, The Waves
There is a time for multi-tasking and a time for losing yourself. The short...– Lorin Stein on the state of the short story for Publishers Weekly. (via theparisreview)
"This is another source of the genre’s appeal: in... →
- Sam Anderson, on reaction videos, in The New York Times Magazine
"Even Vladimir Nabokov had an eye for... →
For every author that squirms at the thought of shameless self-promotion, whom I cajole into writing op-eds and guest blog entries: Know that you are entering a long and celebrated tradition.
New York According to Trip Advisor
CENTRAL PARK nipon4 Maybe I have been spoilt, having grown up in Asia and seeing botanical gardens with gorgeous exotic flowers etc, but this was just a big space with trees and grass. sirscout One thing that no one told us about was the smell - with all the horses and the homeless - you get the idea. sarahkScotland The worst part of it was Strawberry Fields, its just a small...
As the sky darkened outside, I sat and watched as, one by one, villages young...– Rebecca Mead, “Middlemarch and Me,” The New Yorker Feb. 14 & 21
24 Reasons I Have Not Gone to the Gym
Top Chef has a new episode on Hulu. I need to make these cucumbers into pickles now. My sneakers are too far down in my shoe pile. I just washed my hair and don’t want to get it dirty again. Why exercise if I’m just going to eat again? I didn’t come to New York to spend my life in the gym. I have makeup on from this morning and I don’t want it to clog my pores. Why wash my face if I’m just going...
There was no solution, but that universal solution which life gives to all...– Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
My mother told me the first things I wrote were continuations of the stories I...– Mario Vargas Llosa, “In Praise of Reading and Fiction,” his Nobel lecture
When at last I came across the right book the feeling was violent: it blew open...– Nicole Krauss, Great House
What happens when an industry concerned with the... →
The only bros for me are the awesome ones, the ones who are mad to chug, mad to...– Every sentence of ‘On the Road,’ retold for bros
I am conditioning myself to guess correctly the number of pages in a book just by holding it.
I believe you have to reach a certain age before you understand how much life...– Sigrid Nunez, The Last of Her Kind
We’ve all got this “literary” fiction that simply monotones...– David Foster Wallace, against the Ellises and Franzens