Frances Marion in Photoplay, 1918:
“Life is a disease, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying-a little shove toward the end.”-Erich Maria Remarque (died on 25 September 1970)
Re-posting in honor of the tenth anniversary of her death.
Originally posted on A Small Press Life:
“Fashions fade, style is eternal.”-Yves Saint Laurent
Françoise Sagan was the ultimate cool girl writer. If you believe that style should be effortless and detached, then she is your muse. Even today, a wardrobe like hers can take you almost anywhere, and anywhere it can’t you probably don’t want to go.
Her uncomplicated look remains fresh more than five decades later. Who needs nail varnish and lipstick when you can look like this? She is proof that decadent lives do not need visible gilding.
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An illustration of Liza Kalitina, a character from Home of the Gentry:
- Name: Herman Melville
- D/O/B: 8/1/1819
- Member Since: 1860
- Status: Charter Member
- Important Role: Chief teller of rousing sea-born tales, some of them even true
- Hobbies: Whale-watching; dreaming of mystifying high-school students for generations to come; maintaining his luxurious head of model-worthy hair
D is for Dickinson, Emily:
Happy birthday, Samuel Johnson! He was born on 18 September 1709.
- Edward Gorey’s Vintage Paperback Covers for Doubleday Anchor [courtesy Flavorwire]
- Writing Advice from D.H. Lawrence at Twenty-One [courtesy The Paris Review]
- Why Are Fairy Tales Universally Appealing? [courtesy Huff Post Books]
My morning read: