“I have this - here’s this thing where it’s going to sound sappy to you. I have this unbelievably like five-year-old’s belief that art is just absolutely magic.
And that good art can do things that nothing else in the solar system can do. And that the good stuff will survive, and get read, and that in the great winnowing process, the shit will sink and the good stuff will rise.”— David Foster Wallace. Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Roadtrip With David Foster Wallace, p. 91 (via fevereddream)
Instead of packing, instead of working on my portfolio, instead of preparing snacks for tonight, I read the last 60 pages of Atlas Shrugged. I’m finally done with this book. It was a struggle to get through, but the reward is immense.
One question does remain, however: what the hell am I going to read while traveling for the next 3 weeks?
“Through my love of words and my love of ideas and metaphors, I can convince you of the most unlikely things. That’s what a magician does. He can make an elephant disappear on stage. I can make an entire world disappear or appear in a story. Or I can make dinosaurs fall in love with lighthouses. That’s magic.”—Ray Bradbury (via tobeshelved)