when a difficult patron says they're "never coming...
When I think of all the books still left for me to read, I am certain of further...– Jules Renard (via unypl)
when you get a discount offer for your theater in...
The Believer Logger: THE AGE OF CELEBRITY SEX... →
believermag: In If You Won’t Read, Then Why Should I Write? (Penny-Ante Editions) Jarrett Kobek uses transcriptions of celebrity sex tapes to trace a narrative through decadent, post-internet celebrity in America. Beginning with Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s 1998 honeymoon tape,…
Just in case you ever foolishly forget; I’m never not thinking of you.– Virginia Woolf, Selected Letters (via violentwavesofemotion)
You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the...– James Baldwin
My copy of ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-FIVE STORIES IN A SMALL BOX just arrived from McSweeney’s, and it (and all copies, presumably) came with the most amazing note from Dave Eggers: THE NEW RULES I don’t know why it came down to me to tell you about this, but anyway, here goes: if you don’t buy at least ten books a year, you’ll be struck by lightning, or maybe a bus....
None of us can ever express the exact measure of his needs or his thoughts or...– Flaubert, MADAME BOVARY
There is also that kind of reading which is just a looking at books. From time...– from “Notes from a Confession” by Sven Birkerts. Published in an anthology called READING IN BED.
I hope one day a random black-and-white photo of me pops up on one of those Tumblrs dedicated to cute guys with beards.