"The humorous story is told gravely; the teller does his best to conceal the fact that he even dimly suspects that there is anything funny about it."

— from “How To Tell A Story” (1895) by Mark Twain (via vintageanchorbooks)

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Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose

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Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose

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"Everybody here wants to hug the ocean because it’s just so much."

— Buddy Wakefield, “My Town” (via firstdefeat)

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Janet Mock at Buzzfeed LIVE, 9/4/14

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Janet Mock at Buzzfeed LIVE, 9/4/14

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EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY

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My candle burns at both ends;
   It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—
   It gives a lovely light!

Poetry, June 1918
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A Good Man Is Hard to Find (1953)

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[Fiction] A grandmother’s ruminations on a Southern road trip:

The grandmother didn’t want to go to Florida. She wanted to visit some of her connections in east Tennessee and she was seizing at every chance to change Bailey’s mind. Bailey was the son she lived with, her only boy. He was sitting on the edge of his chair at the table, bent over the orange sports section of the Journal. ‘Now look here, Bailey,’ she said, ‘see here, read this,’ and she stood with one hand on her thin hip and the other rattling the newspaper at his bald head. ‘Here this fellow that calls himself The Misfit is aloose from the Federal Pen and headed toward Florida and you read here what it says he did to these people. Just you read it. I wouldn’t take my children in any direction with a criminal like that aloose in it. I couldn’t answer to my conscience if I did.’

"A Good Man Is Hard to Find." (1953) Flannery O’Connor

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from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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“The Haw Lantern” by Seamus Heaney.

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“The Haw Lantern” by Seamus Heaney.

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Literary Devices
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"Why didn’t I learn to treat everything like it was the last time. My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future."

— Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (via larmoyante)

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