July 26th, 2013
This Quote Of The Day from , with Neil Gaiman & Shaun Tan talking about, amongst other things, the actual act of writing. an old interview piece in The Guardian
Here’s ST speaking:
“A lot of people think of style or personality in terms of things you do often, but it’s not really. It’s what you do under duress, or outside of yourself.”
(Or, in a way: I’m not gonna live my life on one side of an ampersand…)
July 26th, 2013
… and put paid to the spectre of overpopulation and world hunger – by bringing all the stars in the universe and all of their planets within close & easy reach.
Indeed, vacuum cleaners!!!
July 24th, 2013
“ British scientists on Tuesday reported they had harnessed the power of urine and were able to charge a mobile phone with enough electricity to send texts and surf the Internet.”
Well, I like it.
As a dedicated despiser of all the world’s mobile phones and those who sail in them, I now fully plan to train my bladder to the sticking point and piss on as many mobile phone users I meet out on the street, smiling sweetly and saying, “Hey, only trying to help…!”
July 10th, 2013
Another Quote Of The Day post – this one from Hugh Aldersey-Williams’s book, ‘Anatomies’
“Dance is the bodily expression of civilization.”
July 8th, 2013
Well, she is the wife of the guy who’s ultimately responsible for this:
July 7th, 2013
Just came back from the concert in Utrecht.
It was lovely, of course.
April 23rd, 2013
With a body like a
Charles M Schultz,
bits of dandruff,
caught in stained
glass’s cheapest cut,
you could claim to see
the hand of a joker God
or Darwin’s shrugged:
‘If it works, what the fuck…’
March 30th, 2013
Wonderful book – and these, such beautiful lines…:
“You fall away. You settle. Dust in sunlight, sediment in wine.”
March 24th, 2013
Here’s a Quote Of The Day, from Milan Kundera’s The Art of the Novel. Enjoy:
“Don Quixote thinks, Sancho listens, and not only the world’s truth but also the truth of their own selves slips away from them.”