Ravings of A Lunatic Writer

Posts tagged life

4,591 notes


JKR: For years now, I felt like if it all disappeared - and some days I do feel like that. Is it real? Then this is where I would come back to, you know. This would be my baseline. I’d be back in Leith. And obviously if I had known that ten years on I’d come back here with a film crew and there would be my published books in someone else’s bookcase in this room… I mean, it’s really incredible to me. [x]

JKR: For years now, I felt like if it all disappeared - and some days I do feel like that. Is it real? Then this is where I would come back to, you know. This would be my baseline. I’d be back in Leith. And obviously if I had known that ten years on I’d come back here with a film crew and there would be my published books in someone else’s bookcase in this room… I mean, it’s really incredible to me. [x]

(via clmannarino)

Filed under JK Rowling jk rowling: a year in the life documentary possibilities writing writers love life work words books quotes

26 notes

Old George Orwell got it backward. Big Brother isn’t watching. He’s singing and dancing. He’s pulling rabbits out of a hat. Big Brother’s busy holding your attention every moment you’re awake. He’s making sure you’re always distracted. He’s making sure you’re fully absorbed. He’s making sure your imagination withers. Until it’s as useful as your appendix. He’s making sure your attention is always filled. And this being fed, it’s worse than being watched. With the world always filling you, no one has to worry about what’s in your mind. With everyone’s imagination atrophied, no one will ever be a threat to the world.
Chuck Palahniuk  (via whereisourrevolution)

(via l-eedle)

Filed under 1984 Lullaby Palahniuk Brain washed George Orwell Life Imagination Wisdom Literature