But as the work proceeded I was continually reminded of the fable about the elephant and the tortoise. Having constructed an elephant upon which the mathematical world could rest, I found the elephant tottering, and proceeded to construct a tortoise to keep the elephant from falling. But the tortois
Science tells us what we can know but what we can know is little and if we forget how much we cannot know we become insensitive of many things of very great importance. Theology, on the other hand induces a dogmatic belief that we have knowledge where in fact we have ignorance and by doing so genera
Uncertainty in the pressure of vivid hopes and fears is painful, but must be endured if we wish to live without the support of comforting fairy tales.
This is how a man looks when he's deciding that the risk of death is better than the risk of change.
They say that loving eyes can never see, but that's a fool's axiom. Sometimes, they see too much
Wanting more is just a recipe for heartache.
For a woman a man will do many things that he'd turn his back on in an instant when alone; things he'd back away from, nine times out of ten, even when drunk adn with a bunch of his friends egging him on.
Life is a wheel, and if you wait long enough, it always comes back around to where it started.
There came a time when you realized that moving on was pointless. That you took yourself with you wherever you went.
It starts with this: put your desk in the corner, and every time you sit down there to write, remind yourself why it isn't in the middle of the room. Life isn't a support system for art. It's the other way around.
She nods. You're good for the ones you love. You want to be good for the ones you love, because you know that your time with them will end up being too short, no matter how long it is.
It's a hard life if you don't weaken.
God pisses down the back of your neck every day but only drowns you once.
Writing good dialogue is art as well as craft.
THE THREE is really wonderful. A mix of Michael Crichton and Shirley Jackson, hard to put down and vastly entertaining.
The story is the only thing that's important. Everything else will take care of itself. It's like what bowlers say. You hear writers talk about character or theme or mood or mode or tense or person. But bowlers say, if you make the spares, the strikes will take care of themselves. If you can tell a
As a species we're fundamentally insane.
Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open.
A campaign, like a brand, is not just a number of bits put together-a claim here, a pack shot there, a reason why somewhere else. If we try to produce it by the atomistic approach, we will end up with a sort of Identikit brand. It will be a perfect description of the structure of the brand, as the I
I'm not making an enemy; I'm keepin' one.
But there's one thing I'm sure about. An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story. It should say: Listen. Come in here. You want to know about this.
God doesn't bribe, child. He just makes a sign and lets people take it as they will.
Anger is the most useless emotion," Henchick intoned, "destructive to the mind and hurtful to the heart.