Hemingway in Midnight in Paris
Ernest Hemingway: I believe that love that is true and real, creates a respite from death. All cowardice comes from not loving or not loving well, which is the same thing. And then the man who is brave and true looks death squarely in the face, like some rhino-hunters I know or Belmonte, who is truly brave… It is because they make love with sufficient passion, to push death out of their minds… until it returns, as it does, to all men… and then you must make really good love again.
(Here are a few answers for the Anon questions. I posted this on my personal page when I started it a year ago. Here’s a bit of personal insight. I’m not going to go much deeper publicly.)
James Lipton asks these 10 questions to every guest at the end of “Inside the Actor’s Studio”
1. What is your favorite word?
2. What is your least favorite word?
3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
laughter, intelligence, glasses, rowboats, the mountains, soccer fields, theatres, big dinners with good people, good microbrews
4. What turns you off?
“…because I said so” and cocky ignorance
5. What is your favorite curse word?
F*&^!!! – or, I mean, ‘f……’
6. What sound or noise do you love?
Anyone’s laugh – bells in old cathedrals - the sound of a shutter on a camera
7. What sound or noise do you hate?
Bones breaking - tires screeching
8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Professional Historian - Park Ranger - Teacher
9. What profession would you not like to do?
an ER doctor or a butcher
10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
The library is to the right.
Clocks slay time… time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life. ~William Faulkner
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (via heartlabyrinths)
Dear World of Readers,
If you have not read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, please do.
Then you and I can talk about it. Life would be that much richer.