Every period of life has the capacity to yield something splendid.– Pier Paolo Vergerio, “Humanistic Educational Treatises: The Character and Studies Befitting a Free-Born Youth”
I just want to get a puppy, run around outside...
People enjoy wasting away, indulging, in the world of fantasy, the lives of other, the drama that occurs all around us. In the absence of that, we analyze every little detail of our own lives to create as much drama as possible so we can feel some sense of connectedness to the world around us. Why? Because life is short, lonely, and faced with these two prospects everyone reacts in nearly the same...
J.K. Rowling Rejection Letter →
musingsofabookworm: Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms./Miss J.K. Rowling: At this time, we must decline your submission of HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE. Unfortunately, the manuscript reeks of being completed on a manual typewriter. For heaven’s sake, it is 1997. Do you own a computer? The second major problem with… What insightful observations *NOT*…The best revenge is success. :)