Friday, September 27, 2013

Stories We Tell By Taxing Officers

"Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die."
~Stories We Tell From Film Maker's Heart

“There is only one way: Go within. Search for the cause, find the impetus that bids you write. Put it to this test: Does it stretch out its roots in the deepest place of your heart? Can you avow that you would die if you were forbidden to write? Above all, in the most silent hour of your night, ask yourself this: Must I write? Dig deep into yourself for a true answer. And if it should ring its assent, if you can confidently meet this serious question with a simple, “I must,” then build your life upon it. It has become your necessity. Your life, in even the most mundane and least significant hour, must become a sign, a testimony to this urge.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke

 A British newspaper wants to take its aggressive investigations global, but money is running out. Guardians of Freedom

Certain lunch a lotters after a beer or two have a gift for telling stories – stories that mislead, stories that lack evidence and logic, stories that offer no real insight. “It’s a novel to be savored for the way it pries open the ordinariness of everyday life and finds within that banality the joys of being alive... Novels entertain and instruct, but can they mend a broken leg, lift a depression, reverse a reputation of a characters like Stark? On the promise of bibliotherapy... Cold river cured many insomiacs

Against Bardology. TheShakespeare studiesindustry is continues to boom. But is there anything new, true, and important to say Nosing Nu under Ze Son

Berlin in the '20s: Brecht, Dietrich, Dada, Auden, sex, violence, human worthlessness. It was all grist for George Grzosz...Art Deco of Mittleurope

Boethius in a cell, Rousseau in the forest, Wittgenstein in a hut. Quiet is good and necessary. But even solitary geniuses need an audience...Jozef Imrich in a bear pit

Making a living is nothing; the great difficulty is making a point, making a difference—with words Lee Siegel has put down his hatchet and taken a turn toward the self-serious, from worrying about literary mediocrity to fretting about mortality... The dense criticism ~ False Positives