everybody dont have to have a reason to be someplace. / that’s so, said the judge. they do not have to have a reason. but order is not set aside because of their indifference
litglutton:

Congratulations to Mo Yan, the latest recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature!

Novelist Mo Yan, this year’s Nobel Prize winner for literature, is practiced in the art of challenging the status quo without offending those who uphold it.
Mo, whose popular, sprawling, bawdy tales bring to life rural China, is the first Chinese winner of the literature prize who is not a critic of the authoritarian government. And Thursday’s announcement by the Swedish Academy brought an explosion of pride across Chinese social media.
The state-run national broadcaster, China Central Television, reported the news moments later, and the official writers’ association, of which Mo is a vice chairman, lauded the choice. But it also ignited renewed criticisms of Mo from other writers as too willing to serve or too timid to confront a government that heavily censors artists and authors, and punishes those who refuse to obey.

litglutton:

Congratulations to Mo Yan, the latest recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature!

Novelist Mo Yan, this year’s Nobel Prize winner for literature, is practiced in the art of challenging the status quo without offending those who uphold it.

Mo, whose popular, sprawling, bawdy tales bring to life rural China, is the first Chinese winner of the literature prize who is not a critic of the authoritarian government. And Thursday’s announcement by the Swedish Academy brought an explosion of pride across Chinese social media.

The state-run national broadcaster, China Central Television, reported the news moments later, and the official writers’ association, of which Mo is a vice chairman, lauded the choice. But it also ignited renewed criticisms of Mo from other writers as too willing to serve or too timid to confront a government that heavily censors artists and authors, and punishes those who refuse to obey.

I’ll never be a poet,” said Amory as he finished. “I’m not enough of a sensualist really; there are only a few obvious things that I notice as primarily beautiful: women, spring evenings, music at night, the sea…
aseaofquotes:

Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence

aseaofquotes:

Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence

whiskeysoaked:

The Giving Tree ( 1973)
Animated Film, Narrated by Shel Silverstein 

designcloud:

Helvetica and the New York City Subway System
The True (Maybe) Story by Paul Shaw 
“One of the best pieces of design history I’ve ever read. Impeccably researched and gracefully written, it uses a seemingly prosaic subject as a starting point for a fascinating exploration of the way that graphic design developed as a discipline in the 20th century.” - Michael Bierut, Pentagram

designcloud:

Helvetica and the New York City Subway System

The True (Maybe) Story by Paul Shaw 

“One of the best pieces of design history I’ve ever read. Impeccably researched and gracefully written, it uses a seemingly prosaic subject as a starting point for a fascinating exploration of the way that graphic design developed as a discipline in the 20th century.” - Michael Bierut, Pentagram

aclockworkorange:

Re-Covered by Aled Lewis (Source)

aclockworkorange:

Re-Covered by Aled Lewis (Source)

fish…i’ll stay with you until i am dead