And the rest is rust and stardust.
— Vladimir Nabokov
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
— Rumi
A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
— Albert Einstein

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Artist James Harris took storytelling tropes, archetypes, and stereotypes and created the Periodic Table of Storytelling.

Artist James Harris took storytelling tropes, archetypes, and stereotypes and created the Periodic Table of Storytelling.

Alice Hoffman: Five amazing tips to help you write your novel

Write lists. Start with random words, choosing the ones you love like oleander and aquamarine. Go on those that cause pinpricks of fear to rise on your skin: sorrow, graveyard, raven, slash. Write down the names of everything you’d like to find in a garden: roses, mint, rosemary, lemon verbena. List the cities you’ve always wanted to visit or the ones where you’d lived. Include street names, shops you spied when you drove through a town in New Jersey, alleyways in Boston. List the places you’ve longed for in your darkest hours: white beaches, a cafe in Paris next to Shakespeare and Company. —Alice Hoffman

Everybody has a secret world inside of them. I mean everybody. All of the people in the whole world, I mean everybody—no matter how dull and boring they are on the outside. Inside them they’ve all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds…Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands, maybe.
— Neil Gaiman, The Sandman
When in doubt, look intelligent.
— Garrison Keillor
I still kind of want to live in a boxcar…
Happy Birthday to Gertrude Chandler Warner!

I still kind of want to live in a boxcar…

Happy Birthday to Gertrude Chandler Warner!

We work in the dark - we do what we can - we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion, and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.
— Henry James
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