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Reflections of a working writer and reader

 

 

Thursday Thoughts: 2

“How do we say No? In the fullness of time, how can we say No?”

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“To create is to resist, to resist is to create.”

John Berger, from his article The Need to Learn, in Brick 88

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Whenever I find myself in a situation where I realize my own stance, though heartfelt, is hypocritical, I know that’s a good place to look for a novel. Valerie Martin.

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“Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.” Gore Vidal.

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Guy on a mobile phone: And this guy wasn’t saying anything, I mean he had nothing to say, nothing… He didn’t say anything, he just kept talking, but he wasn’t saying anything… It was all just, talk-talk-talk but nothing, I couldn’t take it, talking and talking and talking and talking and nothing, nothing, nothing at all to say about anything, endless mindless talking and not saying a word. I mean, how could anyone just talk about nothing..

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“My dear good creature, do you really picture me with a pot of paste and a pair of scissors eagerly sticking press cuttings into an album? I’m thirty-three & I’ve been writing for thirteen years – no, sixteen years!” Georgette Heyer.

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