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Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it

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No worthy problem is ever solved in the plane of its original conception.

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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks

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I urge each one of us here to reach down into that deep place of knowledge inside herself and touch that terror and loathing of any difference that lives there. -Audre Lorde, The Master’s Tools

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all novels, that is to say, deal with character, and that it is to express character — not to preach doctrines, sing songs, or celebrate the glories of the British Empire — that the form of the novel, so clumsy, verbose, and undramatic, so rich, elastic, and alive, has been evolved

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I don’t fuck around with titles. I come up with them immediately and then don’t ever think about changing them….I’ve stockpiled them.

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We read to know we are not alone

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The object of fiction isn’t grammatical correctness but to make the reader welcome and then tell a story…to make him/her forget, whenever possible, that he/she is reading a story at all.

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In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth.

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“How To Do Things With Fictions” by Joshua Landy

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We should all just come out and admit it: ‘morally improving’ (literature) is merely a compliment we pay to works whose values agree with ours….Fictions preach only to the converted Joshua Landy, How To Do Things With Fictions

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