The adventure of the hero represents the movement in his life when he achieved illumination; the nuclear moment when, while still alive, he found and opened the road to the light beyond the dark walls of our living death.
–Joseph Campbell, The Hero With A Thousand Faces
The problem with patience & discipline is that developing each of them requires both of them.
–Thomas M. Sterner, The Practicing Mind
Why does the writing make us chase the writer? Why can’t we leave well alone? Why aren’t the books enough?
JULIAN BARNES | Flaubert’s Parrot
…the filmmaker doesn’t have to be suffering to show suffering.
DAVID LYNCH | Catching the Big Fish
BOOK | H IS FOR HAWK | HELEN MACDONALD
Gos was still out there in the forest, the dark forest where all things lost must go.
There was no patience in my waiting, but time had passed all the same and worked its careful magic. And now holding the card in my hands and feeling its edges, all the grief had turned into something different. It was simply love.
BOOK | ZODIAC | ROBERT GRAYSMITH
- Darlene Ferrin believed that she knew the stocky man who was asking about her. She said he was “back from out of state” and she had seen him murder someone. He had a short common name.
- Apparently Darlene & Betty Lou Jensen looked alike.
TV | MISS FISHER’S MURDER MYSTERIES
S3E5 | DEATH & HYSTERIA
- Aunt Prudence crying at the end is very affecting.
SLATE’S AUDIO BOOK CLUB | H IS FOR HAWK