“I love the sound of words, the feel of them, the flow of them. I love the challenge of finding just that perfect combination of words to describe a curl of the lip, a tilt of the chin, a change in the atmosphere. Done well, novel-writing can combine lyricism with practicality in a way that makes one think of grand tapestries, both functional and beautiful. Fifty years from now, I imagine I’ll still be questing after just that right combination of words.”—Lauren Willig (via writingquotes)
“Books are the perfect entertainment; no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.”—Stephen King (via thatkindofwoman)
“If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy.
– Dorothy Parker”—(via thetinhouse)
“As things stand now, I am going to be a writer. I’m not sure that I’m going to be a good one or even a self-supporting one, but until the dark thumb of fate presses me to the dust and says ‘you are nothing’, I will be a writer.”—Hunter S. Thompson (via andthenitsperfect)
“I fell in love with him. But I don’t just stay with him by default as if there’s no one else available to me. I stay with him because I choose to, every day that I wake up, every day that we fight or lie to each other or disappoint each other. I choose him over and over again, and he chooses me.”—Allegiant (via thatkindofwoman)
Guys, its the Saturday before Black Friday and I have all the fear. I work retail and I’m closing which means trying to find a parking spot for a 1pm shift…well, I’d be better off just walking the 8 miles to the mall. And the worst thing about this is that IT ISN’T EVEN THANKSGIVING YET! But the crazies are already out and the parking lot will be filled with people parking on things that aren’t spots (like the ends of rows where they have the “DO NOT PARK HERE” diagonal white lines) making the lot even worse and omg is it January yet?
Kmart is opening at 6 AM (AM!) on Thanksgiving and WILL NOT CLOSE until 11 pm on Black Friday. Macys and Sears are opening on 8 pm on Thanksgiving. (This means employees will have to be there at least several hours prior to opening, btw.) Toys R…
As someone who works in retail, all I can say is TRUTH!
“We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories.”—Jonathan Gottschall, The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human (via andthenitsperfect)