n. the desire to be struck by disaster—to survive a plane crash, to lose everything in a fire, to plunge over a waterfall—which would put a kink in the smooth arc of your life, and forge it into something hardened and flexible and sharp, not just a stiff prefabricated beam that barely covers the gap between one end of your life and the other.
Write as precisely and as lucidly and as richly as you can about what you find truly mysterious and irreducible about human experience, and not obscurely about what will prove to be received opinion or cliché once the reader figures out your stylistic conceit. There’s all the difference in the world between mystery and mystification.
5 tips on writing from Paul Harding – a fine addition to our ongoing archive of sage advice on the written word. (via explore-blog)
In the end, you can’t talk to everyone.
Jil Sander (via glamour)
Your job is to see people as they really are, and to do this, you have to know who you are in the most compassionate possible sense. Then you can recognize others.
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Anyway, the lines between the personas are getting blurred. The other day Slim Shady burnt my breakfast. He totally did it on purpose.
Eminem in the December 5, 2013 issue of Rolling Stone