Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.
Best known for his Western novels, author Louis L’Amour (born March 22, 1908) traveled the globe in his youth, sometimes as a merchant seaman, sometimes as a professional boxer (he later coached several Golden Gloves teams), and sometimes just hopping freight trains.
How I wish I could follow this!
I am visiting Portland, Oregon, this week for an academic conference and to receive an award for my dissertation (yay!). Yesterday, I visited Powell’s City of Books. It is amazing. It was my first time there! I can’t believe I haven’t been there before. Here are some scenes from this amazing 68,000 square foot bookstore.
via City of Books — The Bookshelf of Emily J.
If a man is to shed the light of the sun upon other men, he must first of all have it within himself.
Romain Rolland (January 29, 1866-30 December, 1944) was a French novelist, dramatist, essayist, and art historian. A lifelong pacifist, he was active in the fight against fascism and the search for world peace. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1915 “as a tribute to the lofty idealism of his literary production and to the sympathy and love of truth with which he has described different types of human beings.”