“It’s the story of what it means to live in a cultural climate that stifles almost every creative impulse, and why it so often seems we should stop trying.”
Dan Piepenbring on Cory Arcangel’s new book, Working on My Novel, a compilation of tweets from people who are putatively at work on novels.
i feel like the thing that’s really changed me the most as a person in recent years is learning how to do two things: the first is, when stating with cutting accuracy the Way Something Is, to then say “and?” and realize that the ability to describe something is neither superiority nor criticism; the other thing is to say something that might sound like it’s pointing out a fault and then immediately follow it with “I love it.” “That song sounds like it was recorded underwater by cats with amnesia and then produced by a robot who had only ever been exposed to the music of T-Pain. I love it.”
— Haruki Murakami (via fy-perspectives)
like a hook into an eye
a fish hook
an open eye"
— Margaret Atwood, You Fit into Me (via porcelinas)
25 July 2014