"I hate the concept of likeability—it gave us two terms of George Bush, whom a plurality of voters wanted to have a beer with, and Facebook. You’d unfriend a lot of people if you knew them as intimately and unsparingly as a good novel would. But not the ones you actually love."
|~ Jonathan Franzen | “Would You Want to Be Friends With Humbert Humbert?: A Forum on Likeability” The New Yorker (via franzenfreude)|
"Writing is a lonely job. Having someone who believes in you makes a lot of difference. They don’t have to make speeches. Just believing is usually enough."
|~ Stephen King, On Writing (via nickmiller)|
"There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain."
|~ Georges Braque, born on this day in 1882. (via sfmoma)|