1. Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish.6 tips on writing from John Steinbeck, born on February 27, 1902 – a fine addition to our ongoing archive of writing advice. (via bookoisseur)
In Hollywood, more often than not, they’re making more kind of traditional films, stories that are understood by people. And the entire story is understood. And they become worried if even for one small moment something happens that is not understood by everyone. But what’s so fantastic is to get down into areas where things are abstract and where things are felt, or understood in an intuitive way that, you can’t, you know, put a microphone to somebody at the theatre and say ‘Did you understand that?’ but they come out with a strange, fantastic feeling and they can carry that, and it opens some little door or something that’s magical and that’s the power that film has. -David Lynch
Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull eating candy floss, photographed by Adger Cowans in 1968.
LCD Soundsystem— New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down
New York, I love you
But you’re bringing me down
Like a death of the heart
Jesus, where do I start?
But you’re still the one pool
Where I’d happily drown
Tired, tired with nothing, tired with everything, tired with the world’s weight he had never chosen to bear.F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned (via 33113)