Sunday, August 29, 2004

To be nobody-but-jozelf—in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else—means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
- e.e. cummings (1894-1962) american poet (I used Media Dragon’s poetic license)
Every burned book or house enlightens the world; every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side

Literature & Art Across Frontiers: Losing is an art for most Olympians
How athletes who do not win a medal face defeat, could be crucial to their future success.
Even if I were 18 meters in back of the others, I would have been very grateful and very happy, because I have been in the Olympic Games.
Time to meet with Triumph and Disaster, And treat those two impostors just the same.

Sentiment of Olympic Games [Success Requires Failure, Cold or Hot Have e-books turned a page?; Book Watch: Face it guys, there's no escape from COLD RIVER]
The Making of a modern dad ; [The Great Books are still alive and kicking ]
• · · It is not the Olympics but it certainly is a marathon and it makes similar demands on participants’ levels of endurance and stamina. Yes, it’s the first weekend of Melbourne Writers’ Festival Authors gather to meet the people who read their books [Lads: A Memoir of Manhood My book explains what's wrong with lad mags, says Itzkof ]
• · · · Bean Counters are Out Quality, not quantity, will always win out
• · · · · For surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel, dreams were the highlight of his life: If someone were to tell me I had 20 years left, and ask me how I'd like to spend them, I'd reply: Give me two hours a day of activity, and I'll take the other 22 in dreams
• · · · · · Stephen King Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully - in Ten Minutes