What I know most is that the difference between us is what makes us interesting and attractive and problematic and exciting and vital to each other. Give me difference over indifference any day.
You never know if you're a writer. You can't trust it. If you woke up and said, 'I'm a writer,' it would be gone. You wouldn't see anything for miles - even the dust would be running away.
I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion-and where it isn't, that's w...- Ram Dass
The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.- Ernest Hemingway
If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's go- Bob Hope
The artist need not know very much; best of all let him work instinctively and paint as na...- Emil Nolde
Develop your own compass, and trust it. Take risks, dare to fail, remember the first perso...- Aaron Sorkin
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We’re well past the end of the century when time, for the first time, curved, bent, slipped, flash forwarded, and flashed back yet still kept rolling along. We know it all now, with our thoughts traveling at the speed of a tweet, our 140 characters in search of a paragraph. We’re post-history. We’re post-mystery.
It’s the word ‘artful’; it’s such a great word, with its dark and its light side, its art and its cunning, the craft and the crafty of it – I’ve been preoccupied with the word ‘artful’ and the twin notions of ‘cornucopia’ and ‘pickpocket’ it suggests for quite some time.
She was born to working-class parents, raised in a council house in Inverness and now lives in Cambridge. She studied at the University of Aberdeen and then at Newnham College, Cambridge, for a PhD that she never finished. She worked as a lecturer at University of Strathclyde until she fell ill with CFS/ME.
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