"Ignore all proffered rules and create your own, suitable for what you want to say"
"Look for your own. Do not do what someone else could do as well as you. Do not say, do not write what someone else could say, could write as well as you. Care for nothing in yourself but what you feel exists nowhere else. And, out of yourself create, impatiently or patiently, the most irreplaceable of beings."
"I want my place, my own place, my true place in the world, my proper sphere, my thing which Nature intended me to perform when she fashioned me thus awry, and which I have vainly sought all my life-time."
"All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated"
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
“Fact of the matter is, there is no hip world, there is no straight world. there’s a world, you see, which has people in it who believe in a variety of different things. Everybody believes in something and everybody, by virtue of the fact that they believe in something, use that something to support their own existence.”
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
In a leather-clad Japan, a young author named Danny O'Dare stumbles across a dream-inducing drug which spurs him into conflict with supernatural monsters, with the help of a tomboyish female mechanic and her wacky pet, culminating in a cliffhanger for the sake of prompting a series.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
That is to say, a unifying British-Protestant entity only emerged through extended military and political conflict with France between 1689 and 1815 - with the constituent ethnic and national groups of English, Scots and Welsh forged into a nation as a result. Naturally, artists, satirists, writers, poets, etc were all drafted into this nation-building enterprise, playing their role in the imagining and then creation of what we now know as Great Britain. In particular, the Scots seized the opportunities of empire not afforded to them at home and this made a substantial contribution to a more patriotic Britain - a more ‘British’ empire, if you like. Yes, at this time, to be British meant to be Protestant and anti-Catholic."
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Thursday, September 09, 2010