the hardest thing in the world to do is to write straight honest prose on human beings.
first you have to know the subject;
then you have to know how to write.
both take a lifetime to learn.
× ernest hemingway ×
by-line ernest hemingway: selected articles and dispatches of four decades
if i were running a school, i’d have one standing assignment that would begin in the first grade and go on all through school, every week:
that each child should bring in something said by an authority—
it could be a teacher,
or something they see in print,
but something that they don’t agree with—
and refute it.
× jane jacobs ×
// people are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be.
when i look at a sunset,
i don’t find myself saying,
“soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.”
i don’t try to control a sunset.
// i watch with awe as it unfolds.
× carl r. rogers ×
on becoming a person: a therapist’s view of psychotherapy
maybe it’s not really ugly,
it’s your perspective that’s b/r/o/k/e/n.
iMpeRfecTioN is beautiful
to a beautiful mind.
× lw magazine ×
people will love you.
people will hate you.
and none of it
[ .will have anything to do with you. ]
× abraham hicks ×