Category Archives: Quotes

Quotable Friday

“When he was done, more than three-quarters of his page still remained to be filled between the gold lion on the crimson shield on top and the blank white shield at the bottom. Ser Gerold Hightower had begun his history, and Ser Barristan Selmy had continued it, but the rest Jaime Lannister would need to write for himself. He could write whatever he chose, henceforth.”
-George R.R. Martin in A Storm of SwordsRead the rest

Quotable Tuesday

“Everything that’s happened to you so far you have not been able to predict. That’s how it’s always been. Just stay open.”
-Sarah Silverman on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast (Episode 116)… Read the rest

Quotable Maxwell

“I have sand in places that I didn’t even know I had places.”… Read the rest

“All Things Merge Into One”

“My father was very sure about certain matters pertaining to the universe. To him, all good things–trout as well as eternal salvation–come by grace and grace comes by art and art does not come easy.”
-A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean

Today I think I discovered the meaning of life.

I was sick earlier in the week. I lost Monday and Tuesday entirely to a fever, and then I muddled through the rest of the week. Friday I felt as well as I had since before this all began, but I also lost my voice for no … Read the rest

Quotable Tuesday

“It’s understandable for people to want all their favorite things to happen, but the crazy thing is to think that they can avoid all the hard things. To want everything you ever dreamed of, to the exclusion of anything hard, that feels common to me now in a way that is hurting people. They’re ignoring how much good there is in being present for the hardest parts of your life.”
-Louis CK as quoted in “Louis CK: The Rolling Stone Interview” by Brian Hiatt, Rolling Stone (April 25, 2013)

Many thanks to Amy for giving me this article and insisting … Read the rest

Quotable Saturday

“You might be afraid of the dark, but the dark is not afraid of you.”
-The Dark by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Jon Klassen… Read the rest

Quotable Tuesday

“I didn’t know how literal the desert was, in terms of lack of lake.”
-Cheryl Strayed on the Mojave Desert, The Art of Fact award presentation, May 1, 2013… Read the rest

Some Quotes from Cheryl Strayed, Who I Am Going to See This Very Night

“Writing is hard for every last one of us–straight white men included. Coal mining is harder. Do you think miners stand around all day talking about how hard it is to mine for coal? They do not. They simply dig.”
-Tiny Beautiful Things

“The best thing you can possibly do with your life is to tackle the motherfucking shit out of love.”
-Tiny Beautiful Things

“And every last one of us can do better than give up.”
-Tiny Beautiful Things

“I was a terrible believer in things, but I was also a terrible nonbeliever in things. … Read the rest

Quotable Monday

Einstein SaysRead the rest

“Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost”

Not All Who Wander Are LostThis thing all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats high mountain down.
-Gollum’s riddle in The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Last night, I celebrated the end of the world by getting together with friends for dinner. They came here, and they brought dinner because while I am more settled by the day and finally cooking again, I’m mostly baking and actual meals are as spotty as my posts have been here the last couple weeks. I was at least together enough to have wine on … Read the rest