Best Ideas From This Week
Favorite Tweets, Ideas, or Quotes From Other People That I Read This Week
“For a creative writer, possession of the ‘truth’ is less important than emotional sincerity.” – George Orwell ~ tweeted by valerieb@kbvalerie
“Everybody tells you that you should ‘write what you know,’ but I think that you should ‘write what you want to know. and in that way you go on these spectacular adventures in one’s imagination.” ~ Colum McCann
Ideas I Wrote This Week:
One of the best ways to face some fears is to remove the scarcity of supply the fear is based upon.
When I go to libraries, I don’t have trouble talking quietly, but as I look through books, I have trouble not laughing loudly. I get such joy . . . like when I was a kid in a book store. I have trouble keeping from picking out too many books. Usually, I don’t stop at a certain number; instead, I stop when I can no longer safely lift the pile from the check out desk to my car.
Education is important because stupidity tends to breed stubbornness, and stubbornness tends to breed stupidity.
Exercise is great for many reasons. One of the main reasons is: Exercise reminds us of our very real limitations.
Why is it important to consider a romantic partner who is a regular reader and clever conversationalist? Because you’re going to have many conversations with them for many years, and you won’t want those conversations to be about the same old things.
Tweets I Wrote This Week:
There is no shortage of comedy. With YouTube, Twitter, internet, TV, more. If you want funny, you can find it. We’ve more supply than ever.
Twitter: an unending conversation with the cleverest people. Nobody gets too long to speak. You only have to listen to what you want.
Finding someone who is funny is fairly common. It is more rare to find someone who wants to consistently give you kind and clever feedback.
When people have told me I was unattractive, I’ve often responded by trying to continue to create beautiful things.
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