Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy.
Friday, July 26, 2013
And what is "the wild mind," anyway? Can we find a way to bring it into our poetry? Might poetry itself be a kind of "wild mind" on the page? And I love the way we glimpse a wild creature sometimes—with a fleeting sense of its presence that immediately vanishes into its own world. The effect is like poetry itself, sometimes.
~ Michael Hettich ~
Thursday, July 25, 2013
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If it be true that all remarkable human beings resemble animals, then Walt Whitman was like a cat--a great old grey Angora Tom, alert in response, serenely blinking under his combed waves of hair, with eyes inscrutably dreaming.
1854 Whitman photo courtesy Library of Congress. Cat photo by Valerian Gaudeau.
Posted by Diane Mayr at 6:45 AM
Saturday, July 20, 2013
I think to a great degree, we humans still divide ourselves into two species, even though we are monotypic. There are males and females. We see them as different and not equal. Things get better when women get more equality. That is a bit obvious but I think it leads to better results up the road. If it’s a man’s world as they say, then men, your world is a poorly run carnage fest.
~ Henry Rollins ~
Posted by Diane Mayr at 6:46 AM
Friday, July 19, 2013
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Armed with his small "Scribble-In" brand sketchbooks purchased at a five-and-ten-cent store near the Academy, Simont drew in subways, bars, and other public places around town where, as he says, it was possible to work unnoticed, like a "bug in a fold in the curtain." Sketching in this way became a lifelong habit.
~ Leonard Marcus ~
Posted by Diane Mayr at 6:29 AM
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
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Performing cats, however, are seldom to be seen in circuses or vaudeville. They are most difficult to train, not because they are stupid but because they are too intelligent to be interested in such nonsense. A cat is never vulgar and this sort of thing undoubtedly strikes a cat as vulgar.
Poster courtesy Library of Congress.
Posted by Diane Mayr at 6:36 AM