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Oliver Sacks on Narrative

“If we wish to know about a man, we ask ‘what is his story–his real, inmost story?’–for each of us is a biography, a story. Each of us is a singular narrative, which is constructed, continually, unconsciously, by, through, and in us–through our perceptions, our feelings, our thoughts, our actions; and, not least, our discourse, our spoken narrations. 34 more words


26 Authors on the Art of Quotation


For my last post in the #AUTHORityAugust series, I thought I’d get all meta on you, and let the medium be the message. It was actually the quotation by Elaine Gill, toward the very end, that compelled me to try to balance the scales in this series where citations from men and women were concerned.  1,025 more words


You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face….You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt


It's Academic

Academe, n. An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.

Academy, n. (from academe). A modern school where football is taught. 7 more words



“They had chained him down to things that are, and had then explained the workings of those things till mystery had gone out of the world.” 6 more words

H.P. Lovecraft

Speak, Memory: Nabakov and 49 other Authors on What It Is to Remember

My daughter Maggie got me Vladimir Nabokov’s Speak, Memory one year for Christmas; it seems a fitting title for this post, which is the penultimate one for… 2,331 more words