Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Fyodor Dostoevsky spent four years in a Siberian penal camp for publishing anti-government pamphlets.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Anton Chekhov wanted to call his first volume of stories “Buy This Book or I'll Smash Your Face In.”

Saturday, April 23, 2016

“Don't wait for inspiration; go after it with a club.” — Jack London

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

John Keats' gravestone reads, "Here lies one whose name was writ in water."

Sunday, April 17, 2016

"I write one page of masterpiece to ninety one pages of shit,” Hemingway confided to F. Scott Fitzgerald. “I try to put the shit in the wastebasket.”

Saturday, April 16, 2016

“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.” — E.L. Doctorow

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Words to describe smell

doggy, lemon, lemony, lilac, lime, mildewed, mint, minty, moldy, pine, plastic, rose, skunky, and woodsy.

acid, acrid, airy, biting, clean, crisp, dirty, earthy, faint, feminine, fetid, fishy, fresh, floral, flowery, light, loamy, masculine, moist, musty, nauseating, perfumed, pungent, putrid, rancid, redolent, repulsive, rotten, sharp, sour, spicy, spoiled, stale, stinking, sweaty, sweet, tart, and wispy.

Read more at http://grammar.yourdictionary.com/style-and-usage/descriptive-words-for-scents.html#OxAYiDkdK1ogEy8O.99

acidy, acrid, antiseptic,  aromatic, balmy, biting, bitter, briny, burnt, citrusy, comforting, corky, damp, dank, distinctive, earthy, fishy, flowery, fragrant, fresh, fruity, gamy, gaseous, heavy, lemony, medicinal, metallic, mildewed, minty, moldy, musky, musty, odorless, peppery, perfumed, piney, pungent, putrid, reek, rose, rotten, savoury, scented, sharp, sickly, skunky, smoky, sour, spicy, spoiled, stagnant, stench, stinking, sulphur, sweaty, sweet, tart, tempting, vinegary, woody, yeasty.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

“If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” — Toni Morrison

Sunday, April 3, 2016

A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally.-Oscar Wilde
There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.-Oscar Wilde
Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.-oscar wilde

Saturday, April 2, 2016

“When you reread a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than there was before.” 
― Cliff Fadiman
“The author says one character's definition of a classic is any book he'd heard of before he was thirty.” 
― Sinclair LewisIt Can't Happen Here
“Classics aren't books that are read for pleasure. Classics are books that are imposed on unwilling students, books that are subjected to analyses of "levels of significance" and other blatt, books that are dead.” 
― Alexei PanshinRite of Passage
“You are a wonderful creation. You know more than you think you know, just as you know less than you want to know.” 
― Oscar Wilde
“Every man's memory is his private literature.” — Aldous Huxley
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