No Better Place Than Now

Below is an excerpt taken from Mark Doty’s book What Is the Grass? Walt Whitman in My Life. The dead are not lost, but in circulation; they are involved in the present, in active participation. Bits of them are streaming through your hand and mine, just as language is circulating through us. Lexicon and materiality foreverContinue reading “No Better Place Than Now”

7 Mind-Provoking Quotes from H.G. Wells

As one of the founding fathers of science fiction, Herbert George Wells certainly had a lot to say about the human race. From mankind’s fondness for war to our place in the universe, Wells certainly didn’t shy away from sharing his opinions. In honor of what would have been his 154th birthday, here are aContinue reading “7 Mind-Provoking Quotes from H.G. Wells”

Literary Birthday – Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy was born 9 September 1828, and died 20 November 1910. Leo Tolstoy was a Russian writer of novels, short stories, plays and essays.  He is best known for War and Peace, Anna Karenina, and The Death of Ivan Ilyich. His ideas on non-violent resistance, in such works as The Kingdom of God Is Within You, had an impact on MohandasContinue reading “Literary Birthday – Leo Tolstoy”

Lovecraft’s Literary Horror Birthday

Howard Phillips Lovecraft, born August 20th, 1890.”To say to a man ‘your belief is foolish’ is not in any way akin to saying ‘you’re a damn fool”. Often circumstances are such that a superior mind may harbour a delusion while a very inferior mind (through the chance circumstance of never having been exposed to delusion,Continue reading “Lovecraft’s Literary Horror Birthday”

9 Quotes from Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne was born 4 July 1804, and died 19 May 1864. Nine Quotes Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them. Easy reading is damn hard writing. Nobody, I think,Continue reading “9 Quotes from Nathaniel Hawthorne”

Literary Birthday – 30 July – Emily Brontë

Emily Brontë was born 30 July 1818, and died 19 December 1848. Nine Quotes He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. Terror made me cruel. A person who has not done one half his day’s work by ten o’clock runs a chance of leaving theContinue reading “Literary Birthday – 30 July – Emily Brontë”

Literary Birthday – 26 July – Carl Jung

Carl Jung was born 26 July 1875, and died 6 June 1961 10 Quotes Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism. We need more understanding of human nature, because the only real danger that exists is man himself … We know nothing of man, far tooContinue reading “Literary Birthday – 26 July – Carl Jung”