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November 26 2012

Things to say to busy booksellers

“If being sexy were a crime, you’d be guilty as Raskolnikov!”

“Excuse me, Where do you shelve John Milton? Because it looks to me like Heaven is missing an angel.”

"Baby, You and I should have some Naked Lunch together."

"Don't panic, but I would hitchhike all over your galaxy!"

“You’ve got amazing eyes like Dr. T.J. Eckleburg”

“Have you been working out or did you just finish reading Infinite Jest?”

“Excuse me, are you reshelving Fahrenheit 451? That must be why you’re so hot.”

“Is your shift over? ‘Cause it’s Henry Miller Time.”

The Girl and Her Books
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September 16 2012

September 09 2012

"I am interested in language because it wounds or seduces me."
The Pleasures of the Text, Roland Barthes
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September 08 2012

C.S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
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September 07 2012

June 22 2012

February 13 2012

It was like discovering a complete wine-filled cellar filled with bottles of an amazing wine of a kind and flavor never tasted before. It quite intoxicated me….
J.R.R. Tolkien on his discovery of Finnish language, in a letter to W. H. Auden in 1955
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January 04 2012

❝ The basic pleasure in the phonetic elements of a language and in the style of their patterns, and then in a higher dimension, pleasure in the association of these word-forms with meanings, is of fundamental importance. This pleasure is quite distinct from the practical knowledge of a language, and not the same as an analytic understanding of its structure. It is simpler, deeper-rooted, and yet more immediate than the enjoyment of literature”. ❞
J.R.R. Tolkien
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November 21 2011

"Part 2 of my Gallifreyan dictionary : Life and Death, Actions and Senses, Mind and Decision.

Part 1 : the universe, elements, and emotions.

Part 0: basics."

a heavy heart to carry
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This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals–sounds that say listen to this, it is important.

Gary Provost
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November 20 2011

Don’t you love the Oxford Dictionary? When I first read it, I thought it was a really really long poem about everything.
David Bowie
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September 23 2011

September 14 2011

Don't joke about 9/11. That's just plane wrong.
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“Noun is a playful artist’s book about words and their definitions. It is like an exquisite corpse with words.

Starting with 27 real English words, each word and its definition has been divided into two parts. By turning the pages, you get to mix and match the word halves to create humorous and nonsensical new words and meanings.

With over 700 different combinations, this book is the perfect item for bibiophiles, lexicographers, writers, and any lover of words.

Here are a few examples of words and definitions you can put together:

whisper + umbrella = whisbrella: A low sibilan utterance for sheltering one from rain and sun.
banana + onomatopoeia = bananpoeia: A large herbaceous perennial tropical plant that bears fruit imitating the sound of the thing or action signified.
muffin + tyrant = muffrant: A quick bread made of batter unrestrained by law or constitution.
nomenclature + ancestry = nomencestry: A system or set of names for things derived from, or possessed by, an ancestor or ancestors.”

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August 15 2011

August 13 2011

The past, present, and future walk into a bar.
It was tense.
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July 27 2011

He can speak four languages? So can I: English, Loud, Underwater, and Thundercat.
Russell Howard
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July 15 2011

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