Writes With Pencils

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Month: October, 2014

Bookmark Quote #51

Bookmark Quote 51

I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.
Robert Louis Stevenson

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Not Without Thelma


Resilience is over-rated,

hope and courage are as well.

They’re my strengths, I’ve been told

but sometimes I’d rather trade them in

for a vintage pink convertible

and drive off, into the sunset

and over the canyon’s edge

á la Thelma and Louise.

According to the New York Times

that was a buddy film

full of thrilling, life-affirming energy.

The reviewer praised director Scott

for its exuberant comedy.

Did the critic leave before the final scene?

Or did she think that suicide

if done in pairs, a happy ending made?



Original 1991 NYT review by Janet Maslin

Bookmark Quote #50

Bookmark Quote 50

I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us.
Franz Kafka

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Bookmark Quote #49

Bookmark Quote 49


 The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
René Descartes

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