Writing is a mentally difficult thing — it’s hard to know when something’s worth saying; it’s hard to be clear; it’s hard to arrange things in a way that will hold a reader’s attention; it’s hard to sound good; it’s even hard to know whether, when you change something, you’re making it better.
e.a. nakashima as quoted by Rachel Myers:
It’s like even though I went to prep school, I’m still gangster.
… basically it’s a story about how unpleasant it is to be lost.
— Steve Krug, summarizing Hansel and Gretel
A secret is something you can only tell one person … at a time.
— Allen Ginsberg
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Drew Hoolhorst describes the type of person you might find living in San Francisco’s famously gay Castro neighborhood:
Tons of “not Republicans.”
Well fucking said, Drew.