We are not so good at developing great writers, it is true, but why is this?
You can't be anything but contemptible living for yourself.
I see it all around me, but it stops at my skin.
There is another world, but it is in this one.
You can get religion in a bar or a jazz club as much as you can in a church.
It isn't ever
—Kay Ryan, "Spiderweb"
This isn't for everyone, clearly. And I get why it wouldn't be, but this looks incredible.
For too long, those of us on the left have refused to engage in politics as the rightists do: free of conscience and dead-heartedly. Maybe it's just because we're good people or because we're a tad squeamish or, less generously, because we're just not any good at it
Draw, Antonio, draw, Antonio, draw and do not waste time.
—Michelangelo, in a note to his apprentice