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howitzerliterarysociety:

transistoradio:

Gustave Courbet (1819-1877), Woman with a Parrot (1866), oil on canvas, 195.6 x 129.5 cm. Collection of Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, USA. Via Wikimedia Commons.


"Whatcha doin?"  "Nothing. Lounging naked with my bird. You?"
"I’d just say to aspiring journalists or writers—who I meet a lot of—do it now. Don’t wait for permission to make something that’s interesting or amusing to you. Just do it now. Don’t wait. Find a story idea, start making it, give yourself a deadline, show it to people who’ll give you notes to make it better. Don’t wait till you’re older, or in some better job than you have now. Don’t wait for anything. Don’t wait till some magical story idea drops into your lap. That’s not where ideas come from. Go looking for an idea and it’ll show up. Begin now. Be a fucking soldier about it and be tough."

— Ira Glass, LifeHacker Interview (via yeahwriters)

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gatabella:

"I remember her most now, walking like an eager boy through the temples in Ceylon, walking in the wind near Notley. I always see her hurrying through life. I miss the fact that she is not somewhere in London or Greece or New York, among her friends talking volumes, with those bright eyes always in laughter."- Peter Finch
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