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Friday roundup : Links for 2 August

“Every separation is a link.” — Simone Weil

Friday roundup: links for 19 July

An ecclectic mix of links today. Enjoy.

Every separation is a link

Worth revisiting

Duly quoted

  •  “What is the question?” — Gertrude Stein, from Famous Last Words
  • “Wyoming is a place with two escalators; it probably shouldn’t get two senators.” — Nate Cohn

Friday roundup: Links for 21 June

“Every separation is a link.” — Simone Weil

Duly quoted

  • “Put a fact in every sentence.” — Michael Hastings
  • “All that matters is what you leave on the page.” — Zadie Smith

April 3">Friday roundup: links for April 3

“Every separation is a link.” — Simone Weil

26 April">Friday roundup: Links for 26 April

“Every separation is a link” — Simone Weil

Duly Quoted

  • “What happened when a ship carrying red paint collided with a ship carrying blue paint? Both crews were marooned.” — Chris Cobb
  • “Letters do love one another. However, due to their anatomical differences, some letters have a hard time achieving intimacy.” — Ellen Lupton in The Designer Says

9 March">Friday roundup : Links for 9 March

“Every separation is a link.” — Simone Weil

Links for Friday, February 22

February 22: After nine months, Friday Roundup returns.

“Every separation is a link.” — Simone Weil

“Write in recollection and amazement for yourself.” — Jack Kerouac
(resurrecting a few old posts, because it’s been so long)

Friday Roundup: Links for May 11

“Every separation is a link.” — Simone Weil

Lots of questions today:

Duly quoted (Mother’s Day weekend edition):

  • “Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not.”  – James Joyce
  • “Mothers are all slightly insane.” — J.D. Salinger
  • “I believe that always, or almost always, in all childhoods and in all the lives that follow them, the mother represents madness. Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we’ve ever met.” – Marguerite Duras
  • “David Stern should get with the mothers of the NBA and let the moms decide what the dress code should be. I asked my mother if I could wear a chain, and she told me yeah.” – Shaquille O’Neal

Friday roundup: links for May 4

“Every separation is a link.” — Simone Weil

Duly Quoted

  • “I think many men are much more familiar with the failed policies than a lot of other people, as well as the general public.”
    – Herman Cain, explaining the political gender gap

Links for Friday, Oct. 21

“Every separation is a link.” — Simone Weil

Links for Friday, September 30

“Every separation is a link.” — Simone Weil

Links for Friday, September 16

“Every separation is a link.” — Simone Weil

Links for Friday, September 9

“Every separation is a link.” — Simone Weil

Links for Friday, September 2

Every separation is a link. — Simone Weil

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UPDATE: C. E. Petit has e-mailed to let me know that he commented on “What killed American lit?”  here: http://scrivenerserror.blogspot.com/2011/08/b829x.html.

Links for Friday, August 12

“Every separation is a link” — Simone Weil

Links for Friday, February 11

“Every separation is a link.” — Simone Weil

Links for 27 August

“Every separation is a link.” — Simone Weil

Duly Quoted

On this date, 27 August …

Links for Friday, July 30, 2010

“Every separation is a link.” — Simone Weil

Duly quoted

  • “His ceiling is through the roof.” — NBA player Keyon Dooling on top draft pick John Wall

Friday roundup | Duly quoted

“Honour commercio’s energy yet aid the linkless proud, the plurable with everybody.” — Finnegans Wake

Duly quoted

  • “It’s not about sharing. You know, it’s about everybody having they own spotlight.” — LeBron James

Incoming


Friday roundup

“Every separation is a link.” — Simone Weil