If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.
Jonathan Swift was an early adopter of the maxim “Write what you know.” In his case, it was grotesque displays of bodily degradation... I knew Cold River
Revolution of everyday lifewill begin with every one sleeping in.
Only when men and women
have slept in unexpectedly
will they experience
a momentary glimpse
of life outside of
MastermindStripped to its essentials, science is a four-step process: you look at something interesting in the world, you think about why it might work that way, you test your idea with further observations and experiments,band you tell everybody you know what you found
“Cry me a river,” Dennis said through his teeth.The other day somebody stole everything in my apartment and replaced it with an exact replica... When my roommate came home I said, “Roommate, someone stole everything in our apartment and replaced it with an exact replica.” He looked at me and said, “Do I know you?”
“Beg your pardon?”
“Cry me a river, it’s an expression. Basically it means all you guys can go f*** yourselves.”
“Oh. Well. That’s awfully sentimental of you.”
– Ben Fountain, ‘The Lion’s Mouth’