We don’t need a list of rights and wrongs, tables of dos and don’ts: we need books, time, and silence. ‘Thou shalt not’ is soon forgotten, but ‘Once upon a time’ lasts forever.
Philip Pullman (via writingquotes)

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I think if Dickens was alive today, he’d have been working for the BBC, until HBO offered him much more money.
Roddy Doyle discusses television and his short story in this week’s issue of the magazine: http://nyr.kr/1mUhHxZ (via newyorker)

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I’ve touched every part of you, and I still don’t know how you feel.

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supermodelgif:

Jack Nicholson & Anjelica Huston, photographed by Andy Warhol, 1974.

supermodelgif:

Jack Nicholson & Anjelica Huston, photographed by Andy Warhol, 1974.

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Only ambitious nonentities and hearty mediocrities exhibit their rough drafts. It’s like passing around samples of sputum.
Vladimir Nabokov (via writingquotes)

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theparisreview:

RIP our co-founder and longtime friend Peter Matthiessen. We are honored to have known him and will miss him dearly. 
Read his Art of Fiction interview.
Read his story “A Replacement.”
Listen to Matthiessen on the art of travel writing.
Pictured: Matthiessen with Paris Review co-founders William Styron, Tom Guinzburg, and George Plimpton.

theparisreview:

RIP our co-founder and longtime friend Peter Matthiessen. We are honored to have known him and will miss him dearly. 

Read his Art of Fiction interview.

Read his story “A Replacement.”

Listen to Matthiessen on the art of travel writing.

Pictured: Matthiessen with Paris Review co-founders William Styron, Tom Guinzburg, and George Plimpton.

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writerofscreen:

Screenwriters- this is why we love index cards and whiteboards!

writerofscreen:

Screenwriters- this is why we love index cards and whiteboards!

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newyorker:

An undervalued photographer for most of his life, Saul Leiter quietly amassed a body of work that has only recently begun receiving the credit it deserves. Take a look at a selection of his work: http://nyr.kr/1i8QWyN
Above: “Deborah at Tante Esther’s, c. 1947” Photograph by Saul Leiter, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York/Steidl

newyorker:

An undervalued photographer for most of his life, Saul Leiter quietly amassed a body of work that has only recently begun receiving the credit it deserves. Take a look at a selection of his work: http://nyr.kr/1i8QWyN

Above: “Deborah at Tante Esther’s, c. 1947” Photograph by Saul Leiter, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York/Steidl

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At Panavision with my Oscar winning DP. Directing this week. Prime lenses. #blessed

At Panavision with my Oscar winning DP. Directing this week. Prime lenses. #blessed