Sunday Sentence: 20 August 2017 from Margaret Atwood

Sunday Sentence: The sentence(s) that touched me this week, out of context and without commentary. Inspired by David Abrams at The Quivering Pen. We lived, as […] Read More

Sunday Sentence: 30 July 2017 from Wendell Berry

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Sunday Sentence: 26 February 2017 from Kurt Vonnegut

Sunday Sentence: The sentence(s) that touched me this week, out of context and without commentary. Inspired by David Abrams at The Quivering Pen. “You are yet […] Read More

Sunday Sentence: 8 January 2017 from Wendell Berry

Sunday Sentence: The sentence(s) that touched me this week, out of context and without commentary. Inspired by David Abrams at The Quivering Pen. “Works of art […] Read More

Sunday Sentence: 1 January 2017 from Stefan Zweig

Sunday Sentence: The sentence(s) that touched me this week, out of context and without commentary. Inspired by David Abrams at The Quivering Pen. “That which, in […] Read More

Sunday Sentence: 27 November 2016 From Kurt Vonnegut

Sunday Sentence: The sentence(s) that touched me this week, out of context and without commentary. Inspired by David Abrams at The Quivering Pen. “I wanted all […] Read More

Sunday Sentence: 11 September 2016 from Ray Bradbury

Sunday Sentence: The sentence(s) that touched me this week, out of context and without commentary. Inspired by David Abrams at The Quivering Pen.

fahrenheit 451

If the government is inefficient, top-heavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it.  Peace, Montag.  Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year.  Cram them full of non-combustible data, chock them so damned full of  ‘facts’ they feel stuffed, but absolutely ‘brilliant’ with information.  Then they’ll feel they’re thinking, they’ll get a sense of motion without moving.

From Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (circa 1950s)

Sunday Sentence: 21 August 2016 from Kurt Vonnegut

Sunday Sentence: The sentence(s) that touched me this week, out of context and without commentary. Inspired by David Abrams at The Quivering Pen.

PalmSunday

I am being so silly because I pity you so much. I pity all of us so much. Life is going to be very tough again, just as soon as this is over. And the most useful thought we can hold when all hell cuts loose again is that we are not members of different generations, as unlike, as some people would have us believe, as Eskimos and Australian Aborigines. We are all so close to each other in time that we should think of ourselves as brothers and sisters.

From Palm Sunday by Kurt Vonnegut

Sunday Sentence: 10 July 2016 from Gregory Gibson

Sunday Sentence: The sentence(s) that touched me this week, out of context and without commentary. Inspired by David Abrams at The Quivering Pen.

hubert's freaks

“It occurred to him that Diane [Arbus] hadn’t gotten her tiny white self there and then just accidentally snapped those pictures.  They represented a conspiracy between the shims and the photographer.  Between dwarf and Diane.  The huntress was implicated in those images, and their effect on Bob’s psyche implicated him as well, as if the photographs were machines that took this energy from its source and sent it to Bob.  What would the camera be then?  The boundary?  The valve?”

from the Preface of  Hubert’s Freaks by Gregory Gibson

Sunday Sentence: 29 May 2016 from Clifton Fadiman

Sunday Sentence: The sentence(s) that touched me this week, out of context and without commentary. Inspired by David Abrams at The Quivering Pen.

How to use the power of the printed word

“We don’t deepen our reading enjoyment by immediately comprehending every word, sentence, paragraph and reference.  We deepen it by grappling with the partly understood, the unfamiliar, the phrase or idea that forces us to think.”

from the Preface of  How to Use the Power of the Printed Word Edited by Billings S. Fuess, Jr (Preface by Clifton Fadiman)