Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. — Mark Twain (via fuckinq)
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I think you can tell a lot about a person by which death in Harry Potter hurt them the most.
You will almost always get more from seeing a play performed than only reading it. The complete joy The Monster experiences as he gradually learns to move, then crawl, then stumble, then run, is probably not so well presented in stage directions as it is by either Jonny Lee Miller or Benedict Cumberbatch. The utter betrayal felt by the Prince of Danes in Hamlet or the slapstick physical comedy by everyone in Shakespeare in Hollywood are well expressed in words, but better expressed by people. And sure, the steadfast intensity of Ruth Younger is going to be more palpably felt through any of the differing characterizations of Ruby Dee, Audra MacDonald or Sophie Okonedo than they might when you are picking them up on paper.
Some of them will leave you utterly confused without someone performing them in front of you. (I’m looking at you, Martin McDonagh).
But something has to be said for reading plays, to understanding the text, to having those words performed in your own head, in your own voice, before you hear them in someone else’s. — from The Case for Reading Plays by Jessica Pryde (via bookriot)
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A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it’s better than no inspiration at all. — Rita Mae Brown (via observando)
I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me. — Joshua Graham (via sunshine-and-liberty)
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Changing the View Over Time
A short while ago, I was directed to this short post regarding committing the first 90 minutes of your ‘work day’ to your passion project, for 90 days (allowing time for it to become habit, rather than a challenge to be met).
I started earlier this week doing what I need to get more ‘real job’ ducks in their proverbial row. I made it two days before I wanted to give up and cry. Because as…
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The trick is to teach yourself to read in small sips as well as long swallows. — Stephen King (via abookblog)