“You read something which you thought only happened to you, and you discover that it happened 100 years ago to Dostoyevsky. This is a very great liberation for the suffering, struggling person, who always thinks that he is alone. This is why art is important. Art would not be important if life were not important, and life is important.”
James Baldwin, Conversations with James Baldwin (via bookshavepores)

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bobbyfinger:

I was just thinking about how I’d like to reread The Border Trilogy and, through some related Googling, found this! Aren’t they lovely? They’re lovely. Which reminds me - wouldn’t it be great to see Billy Bob’s original ~4-hour cut of All the Pretty Horses complete with its original score?
bobbyfinger:

I was just thinking about how I’d like to reread The Border Trilogy and, through some related Googling, found this! Aren’t they lovely? They’re lovely. Which reminds me - wouldn’t it be great to see Billy Bob’s original ~4-hour cut of All the Pretty Horses complete with its original score?
bobbyfinger:

I was just thinking about how I’d like to reread The Border Trilogy and, through some related Googling, found this! Aren’t they lovely? They’re lovely. Which reminds me - wouldn’t it be great to see Billy Bob’s original ~4-hour cut of All the Pretty Horses complete with its original score?
bobbyfinger:

I was just thinking about how I’d like to reread The Border Trilogy and, through some related Googling, found this! Aren’t they lovely? They’re lovely. Which reminds me - wouldn’t it be great to see Billy Bob’s original ~4-hour cut of All the Pretty Horses complete with its original score?

bobbyfinger:

I was just thinking about how I’d like to reread The Border Trilogy and, through some related Googling, found this! Aren’t they lovely? They’re lovely. Which reminds me - wouldn’t it be great to see Billy Bob’s original ~4-hour cut of All the Pretty Horses complete with its original score?

(via vintageanchorbooks)

laineydiamond:

notxam:

someone played an lcd soundsystem song over a miles davis trumpet solo and i think i feel alive for the first time in my life

*mouth hangs open for eternity*

(via lectitties)

sociablesociopath:

i don’t even need context thank you weather channel

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“Writing is a lonely [task]. Having someone who believes in you makes a lot of difference. They don’t have to make speeches. Just believing is usually enough.”
Stephen King  (via unrestrained-inkslinger)

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“I am an American fad — of a slightly higher order than the hula hoop.”
— Kurt Vonnegut, Letters (1970)
theparisreview:

“If you say that there are elephants flying in the sky, people are not going to believe you. But if you say that there are four hundred and twenty-five elephants flying in the sky, people will probably believe you.”
Happy birthday, Gabriel García Márquez, who is eighty-six today.

theparisreview:

“If you say that there are elephants flying in the sky, people are not going to believe you. But if you say that there are four hundred and twenty-five elephants flying in the sky, people will probably believe you.”

Happy birthday, Gabriel García Márquez, who is eighty-six today.

theparisreview:

“Surely the fact that writers really don’t mean a goddamn thing to nine-tenths of the population doesn’t hurt. It’s inebriating.” An expansive new interview with Philip Roth.

For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

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