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  1. "The difference between a Not Writer and a Writer is the difference between someone who *could* write and someone who *does*. A Not Writer is someone who experiences blocks and obstacles and timing issues and lets them prevent him or her from actually writing. A Not Writer may certainly be creative, insightful and capable of writing lyrical prose, but most of the time they’re too busy Not Writing to get any Writing done. That’s such a shame, such a waste, and that’s the reason I so often deploy Tough Love upon those who ask for advice."

     -

    Alex Vance considers the problem of the Not-Writer, a fine addition to our ongoing archive on writing.  

    The daily routines of famous writers should leave little doubt that the single most important skill in writing is the art of showing up.

    (via explore-blog)

  2. ladiesagainsthumanity:

Although do the witches only talk about Macbeth? Do Ophelia and Gertrude only talk about Hamlet? Does the Nurse have a last name?? Goddamnit.
ladiesagainsthumanity:

Although do the witches only talk about Macbeth? Do Ophelia and Gertrude only talk about Hamlet? Does the Nurse have a last name?? Goddamnit.
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    ladiesagainsthumanity:

    Although do the witches only talk about Macbeth? Do Ophelia and Gertrude only talk about Hamlet? Does the Nurse have a last name?? Goddamnit.

  3. nevver:

1984
nevver:

1984
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  4. 
The Clothes Horse: Books Are The Quietest And Most Constant Friends

The Clothes Horse: Books Are The Quietest And Most Constant Friends
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  5. nevver:

>Book vending machine in the Netherlands.

    nevver:

    >Book vending machine in the Netherlands.

    (Source: superpunch2)

  6. vintagelibraries:

Story time, Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, ca.1945.
vintagelibraries:

Story time, Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, ca.1945.
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    vintagelibraries:

    Story time, Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, ca.1945.

    (via booklover)

  7. "March 4th, the only day that is also a sentence."

     - John Green (via queendany)

    (Source: musikjunkie, via noblewingedseraphs)

  8. explore-blog:

    New favorite site: Corpus Libris, which applies the concept of analog augmented reality to book covers. Best thing since Sorted Books.

    (via this isn’t happiness)

    (via bananawheels)

  9. daintyyetdangerous:

The Art of Instruction from Chronicle Books
daintyyetdangerous:

The Art of Instruction from Chronicle Books
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    daintyyetdangerous:

    The Art of Instruction from Chronicle Books

    (via scientificillustration)

  10. nevver:

Peter Max
nevver:

Peter Max
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  11. "We depend on our surroundings obliquely to embody the moods and ideas we respect and then to remind us of them. We look to our buildings to hold us, like a kind of psychological mould, to a helpful vision of ourselves. We arrange around us material forms which communicate to us what we need — but are at constant risk of forgetting what we need — within. We turn to wallpaper, benches, paintings and streets to staunch the disappearance of our true selves."

     - Alain de Botton, The Architecture of Happiness
  12. (Source: bookmania)

  13. 
by theliterarychamber

by theliterarychamber
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    by theliterarychamber

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  14. High Resolution

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