Friday, August 23, 2013

Your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace

"Crocodiles are easy. They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first."
— Steve Irwin 

"Crying does not indicate that you are weak. Since birth, it has always been a sign that you are alive."
— Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë

Once you find an agent you would like to represent your book, the pitch letter is the next step in the traditional publishing process. 23 Literary Agent Query Letters That Worked

We are fixated on the prospect of our own demise, believing in a world that can’t possibly go on without us. Call it apocalyptic narcissism. A certain Slav hasn’t been home in seven years. He thought he could stay away forever ... You Only Live Twice

i’ve got 99 problems and being a decaying organism that’s born to die in a society run by money that i can’t escape is one of them ...

Fiction, because it is not about somebody who actually lived in the real world, always has the possibility of being about ourself.
— Introduction to Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card

"You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace."
— Frank McCourt from Angela’s Ashes (Pilhov is captured in this phrase my grandmother's mind was a castle ;-)