The religious impulse – which includes the sense of awe and mystery we feel when...– Philip Pullman (via sevenofcups)
Wannabe a Writer We've Heard Of? by Jane... →
One for the writers - you’ve probably seen one of my numerous recommendations for Jane Wenham-Jones’ Wannabe a Writer? (one of my top three books on writing, despite the naff title), and soon it will have a sequel. This one’s about publicising one’s work.
Passing up a flight of stairs we entered a large, cheerful-looking room,...– Victorian vegetarian restaurant review (part of today’s series for Hug a Vegetarian Day)
I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its...– Henry David Thoreau (part of today’s series for Hug a Vegetarian Day)
I do not like eating meat because I have seen lambs and pigs killed. I saw and...– Vaslav Nijinsky (part of today’s series for Hug a Vegetarian Day)
Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on...– Albert Einstein (part of today’s series for Hug a Vegetarian Day)
You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in...– Ralph Waldo Emerson (part of today’s series for Hug a Vegetarian Day)
Fork: An instrument used chiefly for the purpose of putting dead animals into...– Ambrose Bierce (part of today’s series for Hug a Vegetarian Day)
Nothing more strongly arouses our disgust than cannibalism, yet we make the same...– Robert Louis Stevenson (part of today’s series for Hug a Vegetarian Day)
One farmer says to me, “You cannot live on vegetable food solely, for it...– Henry David Thoreau (part of today’s series for Hug a Vegetarian Day)
Think of the fierce energy concentrated in an acorn! You bury it in the ground,...– George Bernard Shaw (part of today’s series for Hug a Vegetarian Day)
Love & Death in Stephen King's Pet Sematary →
A very interesting article - best read after the book, for spoiler reasons - on the one book that can reliably scare the hell out of me every time I read it. People often don’t expect that book to be as bone-chilling as it is, perhaps because of the title; perhaps because they saw the adaptation which doesn’t really capture what’s so creepy about it. Deeply unsettling stuff.
Wow, that ‘body type’ cartoon I posted got far more reblogs than anything else I’ve ever posted. Glad you all liked it - I thought it made a valid point when I saw it. I feel kind of guilty now that anyone following me on the strength of that might expect more of the same - I don’t post a lot of stuff like that, I have to admit. But hey, if you like history and silly...
I like the idea of hating a character initially, but then growing to like him. ...– Johnny Depp on his character Dean Corso in The Ninth Gate.
We’d like to apologise to our viewers in the north. It must be awful for...– Victoria Wood, no doubt being as facetious in writing that line as I am in posting it…
Novelists are good at turning personal humiliations and losses into stories and...– Margaret Drabble