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Having perfected our disguise, we spend our lives searching for someone we don’t fool.
Robert Brault (via creatingaquietmind)
Some people turn sad awfully young. No special reason, it seems, but they seem almost to be born that way. They bruise easier, tire faster, cry quicker, remember longer and, as I say, get sadder younger than anyone else in the world. I know, for I’m one of them.
Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine (via artistsuffer)
If I’ve learned anything, it’s that we can never let the chaos and injustice make us so blind with anger that we become part of the problem. Understanding compassion, kindness, and love are the only true revolutionary ideals. When we compromise those we become what we despise, and we lose our humanity.
This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals—sounds that say listen to this, it is important.
Quotes / Moments of the Day:
- One of the kindergarten boys I work with, randomly: "Oppa gangnam style!"
- Girlfriend's little sister: "Muffins are just ugly cupcakes."
- Me, quoting Avengers: "Glorious... not lengthy."
- Girlfriend: "...So was he describing himself?"
- Girlfriend, while watching TDKR for the 11th time: "Why do we fall, Bruce? Because you're fucking CLUMSY, that's why."