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Happy Birthday, Robert Sheckley, born 16 July 1928, died 9 December 2005
Seven Quotes
A novel is often a longer process in handling self-doubt.
I do think that short story writing is often a matter of luck.
Wherever you go in the galaxy, you can find a food business, a house-building business, a war business, a peace business, a governing business, and so forth. And, of course, a God business, which is called ‘religion,’ and which is a particularly reprehensible line of endeavour.
Action isn’t my forte. I’m an expert on contemplation and mild regret.
Once you find you can’t walk as far and as fast as you were able, life becomes more complicated.
I’ve always thought of absurdism as a French fad I’d like to belong to.
I wrote what I hoped would be science fiction, I was not at all sure if what I wrote would be acceptable even. But I don’t say that I consciously wrote with humour. Humour is a part of you that comes out.
Sheckley was an American author who wrote in the Science-Fiction genre. He was named Author Emeritus by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2001.
by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

amandaonwriting:

Happy Birthday, Robert Sheckley, born 16 July 1928, died 9 December 2005

Seven Quotes

  1. A novel is often a longer process in handling self-doubt.
  2. I do think that short story writing is often a matter of luck.
  3. Wherever you go in the galaxy, you can find a food business, a house-building business, a war business, a peace business, a governing business, and so forth. And, of course, a God business, which is called ‘religion,’ and which is a particularly reprehensible line of endeavour.
  4. Action isn’t my forte. I’m an expert on contemplation and mild regret.
  5. Once you find you can’t walk as far and as fast as you were able, life becomes more complicated.
  6. I’ve always thought of absurdism as a French fad I’d like to belong to.
  7. I wrote what I hoped would be science fiction, I was not at all sure if what I wrote would be acceptable even. But I don’t say that I consciously wrote with humour. Humour is a part of you that comes out.

Sheckley was an American author who wrote in the Science-Fiction genre. He was named Author Emeritus by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2001.

by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

yeti-detective

So, maybe we’re the
generation of the selfie,
but we’re also the generation
that grew up in a tainted,
Photoshopped world
with every impossible beauty standard
shoved down our throat
through a tube
because eating has become
a guilty pleasure
and condemning beauty ideals
won’t go straight to our thighs.

And if, by chance,
we are able to destroy the
demons that you’ve planted
inside of us with your
constant advertisements and rules
that play behind our eyelids and
take root in our brains,
then let us take our fucking pictures
and capture that moment when
we felt beautiful because all this world
has taught us is that
our beauty is the greatest
measure of our worth.

Scoff at our phones all you like,
these delicate extensions of
our fingers, but know that
through this technology
that you couldn’t even
begin to understand,
we have smudged the entire
world with our fingerprints.
We are the generation of knowledge,
and we are learning more than
any that came before us.
So, frown at my typing fingers;
I am using them to grasp power
by the throat.

Try to invalidate us,
but we’ve heard our
parents talking about
the world’s crashing and burning
since we had sprung from the womb.
We know you’ve fucked up,
and we’re angry about it-
the kind of anger that
fuels knowledge,
that I feel in my veins every time
I read the news from my phone
before school,
that sticks in my throat like honey
in a debate;
the kind of anger that simmers,
that sharpens teeth into daggers,
that makes this generation more dangerous
than you could have ever imagined.

We are the generation of change,
and goddammit, we’re coming.

Emily Palermo, An Open Letter to the Men Who Told Me to Stay Out of Adult Conversations (via starredsoul)
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smart people can get stressed out by school

smart people can get stressed out by school

smart people can get stressed out by school

  • smart people can get stressed out by school
  • smart people can get stressed out by school
  • smart people can get stressed out by school
  • SMART PEOPLE CAN BE STRESSED OUT BY SCHOOL

Smart people can become so stressed out by school that they dont care about grades anymore

Smart people can become so stressed out by school that they spend a decade working extremely hard at not being seen as a smart person and resenting people telling them they’ve wasted their potential.