December 23rd, 2009 / 4:21 pm
Random & Technology

Morphs On…

The Book of Lazarus:

The writer sitting in the department meeting is still a writer.

The pursuit of publication is a cowardly action.

A writer who has never been humiliated is a monster.

It is possible for the diary of a revolutionary to have a greater impact on society than the revolution itself.

Entertainment has already replaced art under the name of art; and soon information will replace entertainment under the name of entertainment.

The writer cannot afford to be isolated and trampled.

Accepted writers love to discuss rejection.

Pens return to the earth as fossils.

Writers who develop identical languages have nothing left to communicate.

Character is rapidly disappearing from the pages of the mass-market book.

The average reader will always favor choosing on impulse.

Terrified writers gladly embrace the new.

In a utopia, men and women would be creative, contented, generous and poor.

One day, the inevitable will occur and the largest publishers in America will merge with the federal government. Then the agent who collects your taxes will sell you a vampire novel.

A good writer is an absurd writer who takes absurdity seriously.

Courageous writers change literature, not by achieving their goals, because the courageous almost always fail, but by demonstrating their courage.

Bestselling authors relish brainless clich├ęs.

The most valued art in the moneyed world is the art of acting.

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16 Comments

  1. reynard

      yet another book added to my cart (yes, i’m using amazon because i don’t want to pay shipping for twenty-something books, you win amazon)

  2. reynard

      yet another book added to my cart (yes, i’m using amazon because i don’t want to pay shipping for twenty-something books, you win amazon)

  3. .

      “Pens return to the earth as fossils.” Why a pen? Why does everyone write with pens? What’s the difference between a writer who writes with a pen and one who writes with a pencil?

  4. .

      “Pens return to the earth as fossils.” Why a pen? Why does everyone write with pens? What’s the difference between a writer who writes with a pen and one who writes with a pencil?

  5. Sean

      The distinction is not pen or pencil (though there could be an argument there–one erases easier than another), but between typing and writing the word down.

      The biochemistry is different. One dances across the sentence formed. One stays put.

  6. Sean

      The distinction is not pen or pencil (though there could be an argument there–one erases easier than another), but between typing and writing the word down.

      The biochemistry is different. One dances across the sentence formed. One stays put.

  7. magick mike

      there is currently a used copy of this sitting at babbitt’s books in normal, illinois for $4 right now. i know this because i pick it up and look at it every time i’m in there.

  8. magick mike

      there is currently a used copy of this sitting at babbitt’s books in normal, illinois for $4 right now. i know this because i pick it up and look at it every time i’m in there.

  9. Yr Pal Judy

      Buy it. And buy Alphabet Man if you see that one too, hoss.

  10. Yr Pal Judy

      Buy it. And buy Alphabet Man if you see that one too, hoss.

  11. isaac estep

      “Terrified writers gladly embrace the new.”

      I like this one because i feel terrified a lot of the time. Is the ‘new’ defined by what is personally new to a writer or what is new new in writing or what is new in society? Or is it just open for interpretation?

  12. isaac estep

      “Terrified writers gladly embrace the new.”

      I like this one because i feel terrified a lot of the time. Is the ‘new’ defined by what is personally new to a writer or what is new new in writing or what is new in society? Or is it just open for interpretation?

  13. magick mike

      dunno if i’ll make it in there (perhaps on my way back home after the holidays), but maybe i will

  14. magick mike

      dunno if i’ll make it in there (perhaps on my way back home after the holidays), but maybe i will

  15. magick mike

      oh hey i ended up buying this 4 months after i said i would and now, ~70 pages into it, it’s pretty great

  16. magick mike

      oh hey i ended up buying this 4 months after i said i would and now, ~70 pages into it, it’s pretty great