a commonplace book is where notable extracts from other works are recorded.
Almost all poetry is a failure because it sounds like somebody saying, Look, I have written a poem.
- Charles Bukowski
A writer’s obituary should read he wrote books then he died.
- William Faulkner.
Must a man open a grave to find a woman to love?
- The Mummy (1936)
You can get too stressed from being too stressed.
- Patricia Neumann
Sometimes a man wants to be stupid if it lets him do a thing his cleverness forbids.
- John Steinbeck, East of Eden
I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.
- Rosa Parks
We never know which lives we influence, or when, or why.
- Stephen King
Democracy's a very fragile thing. You have to take care of democracy. As soon as you stop being responsible to it and allow it to turn into scare tactics, it's no longer democracy, is it? It's something else. It may be an inch away from totalitarianism.
I don’t write music to tell you how to feel, but to tell you it’s time to feel.
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
- Mary Oliver
Optimism is an antidote to anxiety.
- Dr. Michael Gervais
Every problem is an opportunity in disguise.
Every man who ever got a statue made of him is one kind of a son of a bitch or another.