Henry Miller (from Henry Miller on Writing) 1. Work on one thing at a time until finished. 2. Start no more new books, add no more new material to “Black Spring.” 3. Don’t be nervous. Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand. 4. Work according to the program and not according to mood. Stop at the appointed time! 5. When you can’t create you can work. 6. Cement a little every day,...
in order to understand recursion, one must first understand recursion.– story of my life
bob dylan - jack-a-roe
Selected Letters of William S. Burroughs →
Dunning–Kruger effect →
The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which unskilled people make poor decisions and reach erroneous conclusions, but their incompetence denies them the metacognitive ability to recognize their mistakes. The unskilled therefore suffer from illusory superiority, rating their ability as above average, much higher than it actually is, while the highly skilled underrate their own...
Trust me, the being-dead part is much easier than the dying part. If you can...– Chuck Palahniuk (via 99lions)
Writers' Routines: Ned Hepburn →
writersroutines: Ned Hepburn has worked with/for Interview, Black Book, Vice, MTV news, Thought Catalog, Bust, National Geographic Channel. I wrote to him and asked how he got started as a freelance writer and what’s his writing routine. He wrote back to me! “Right now, not many people are paying for writing,…
Since we do nothing in this confused world That lasts or that, lasting, is of any worth, And even what’s useful for us we lose So soon, with our own lives, Let us prefer the pleasure of the moment To an absurd concern with the future, Whose only certainty is the harm we suffer now To pay for its prosperity. Tomorrow doesn’t exist. This moment Alone is mine, and I am only...
as far as I’m concerned, it’s a damned shame that a field as potentially dynamic...– Hunter S. Thompson’s 1958 cover letter for the Vancouver Sun (via kateoplis)
i do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death...– voltaire