Tag: quotations

Finding Everyday Inspiration: Literally Just a Bunch of Random Quotes

Part of WordPress’s writing course Finding Everyday Inspiration. Today’s (un)inspiring task inspires the worst in me. I’m kidding only in part. That is, in part one of the statement: I do in fact appreciate the prompts, inspiring or not. Part two of the claim is no kidding. Expect the worst from me. Today’s task is to

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Writing 201: Poetry Potluck

I am ill. I have taken a pill to kill The thin Papery feeling. –Sylvia Plath, “Cut” If I am asked to share one poem, which happens to be the weekend assignment for Writing 201, I cannot but come up with lines that have in them darkness, originality and – women’s emancipation (or suppression). The quote

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Hating on Monkeys

I have no complaints against monkeys, but it seems that many other people do. See below for a Polish proverb about monkeys that nobody wants, a German proverb about a dead monkey and finally a song involving a dying monkey. Let’s kill some monkeys then? *evil laugh* Polish Proverb German Proverb (Meaning “Let’s put an end

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There Is Something about Alasdair Gray

While this will sound ridiculously sentimental, I hazard to say that Alasdair Gray is the single writer whose books had any practical impact on my life. In so far as “practical” is the best word for my turning to ScotLit and embarking on an academic career. Here’s a few reasons why you’d want to read him: Black humour:

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