“Books are not product. Books are creative endeavors as individual and singular as any work of art. They cannot be tweaked as if they are idling wrong. They can’t have leaves pulled off as they rot like a cabbage or lettuce.” —The Web Is a Customer Service Medium (Ftrain.com)
a writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
Thomas Mann” —The American Scholar: Solitude and Leadership - William Deresiewicz
“Thinking means concentrating on one thing long enough to develop an idea about it” —The American Scholar: Solitude and Leadership - William Deresiewicz
“Social media is to the Read/Write Web what sprawl is to the metropolis of modernity: a homogenous, cancerous, rhizomatic junkspace that expands exponentially outward on a sludgy wave of strip malls and sponsored links, greed and induced demand.” —Arcades, Mall Rats, and Tumblr Thugs – The New Inquiry
“What you get is indifference as a way of managing difference.” —Richard Sennett: ‘Big society? It’s to keep the bankers happy … ’ | From the Observer | The Observer
“An authentic performance of old music is possible, an authentic experience of it is not. … You cannot change the fact that when I listen to Bach, I have heard Haydn, I have heard Beethoven, I have heard Stravinsky, I have heard Jimi Hendrix, I have heard The Beatles, I have heard John Adams.”)” —The 1910 time traveller « thenextwave