INTERVIEWER You’ve treated your early years fictionally and have...– “John Updike, The Art of Fiction No. 43,” the Paris Review
The poet’s mission is not to save the world, but to save some human experiences...– Charles Simic, in the introduction to Milan Djordjevic’s selected poems, Oranges and Snow (which Simic also translated).
Born today in 1915: Ingrid Bergman
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A women who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” Coco Chanel.– Happy Birthday Coco Chanel.
Today’s metal has no power ballads, no more Nazareth doing ‘love...– Carl Wilson, Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste. 2007
No englishman would dream of dying in someone else’s house.– Dame Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Unlike a child, who pleases in spite of herself, Butterscotch wanted to know...– “Dog Story,” Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker. August 8th, 2011
I think you’re constipated. In your fucking soul.” -Penelope, The...