Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Random quotes of good & evil

"When I read a book I seem to read it with my eyes only, but now and then I come across a passage, perhaps only a phrase, which has a meaning for me, and it becomes part of me."
- W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage

What use is poetry? None. Poetry, as poetry, is pointless. Whatever import it has is due to what it says, not what it is... Bohemian Life is Taxing

 “Some say that a twist is most effective when the reader figures it out a split second before the author reveals it. But Lahiri shows that a twist can be even more devastating when you’ve been afraid that it might happen all along.”  When you hear that a novel features a ”twist,” you might imagine a big reveal: A man you thought was dead is alive, or he’s actually a woman Badges of stories 

Rae Earl makes a case for burning personal diaries.Cold River is Burning

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Burke, right? Wrong. But good luck tracking the source... John Hatton's quote

Horror writing gives the Devil his due.  Are the people clutching their wounds in pain real? Not to Evil. Evil assumes other people are as fake as It is.  Why is it so hard to hold Evil accountable? Because Evil’s damn good at playing the victim. Ain’t no party like a pity party cause a pity party don’t stop. 666

Koren Zailckas makes her picks for The 11 Most Evil Characters in Books - Evil comes to us in human form, and the image it first puts forth is reasonable, even charismatic. Evil arrives to the job interview with a killer resume and big talk about improving profits. It shows up to the first date with a fistful of flowers and a magnetic smile, holding open doors and saying what it senses you most want to hear. We are 333

… while The Washington Post offers up its own selections. The Men from the Cold River

“You write in order to change the world … if you alter, even by a millimeter, the way people look at reality, then you can change"

―James Baldwin