Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Sushi School


Esther Williams Bathing Suit

vintage inspired dresses

Sushi Chef at Home




High Anxiety


Symptoms Improve


Ruth White

How much you move your body often signifies your mood. For example, you may be more active when hypomanic or manic, and less likely to move when depressed. If you make moving your body a part of your daily routine, you may find that, even when you're depressed, exercise may be the one thing you complete that day, which is at least one thing you can feel good about. When you're manic, exercise will take the edge off, release some of your excess energy, and help you concentrate.
-Ruth White

William Styron

A good book should leave you... slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it.

I get a fine warm feeling when I'm doing well, but that pleasure is pretty much negated by the pain of getting started each day. Let's face it, writing is hell.

Reading - the best state yet to keep absolute loneliness at bay.

Nancy Wyllie Films


Wisdom through Failure

“Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure.”
― William Saroyan

simply in the nature

“It is simply in the nature of Armenian to study, to learn, to question, to speculate, to discover, to invent, to revise, to restore, to preserve, to make, and to give.”
― William Saroyan


“You must not be unkind, especially when it happens that you're right.”
― William Saroyan, The Human Comedy

Each Book

“Each book can make a life or a fragment of it more beautiful.”
― William Saroyan


“You must remember always to give, of everything you have. You must give foolishly even. You must be extravagant. You must give to all who come into your life. Then nothing and no one shall have power to cheat you of anything, for if you give to a thief, he cannot steal from you, and he himself is then no longer a thief. And the more you give, the more you will have to give.”
― William Saroyan, The Human Comedy

Don't be Afraid

“People are people. Don't be afraid of them.”
― William Saroyan, The Human Comedy

The Role

“The role of art is to make a world which can be inhabited.”
― William Saroyan

Seek to Take Pain Out

“Unless a man has pity he is not truly a man. If a man has not wept at the worlds pain he is only half a man, and there will always be pain in the world, knowing this does not mean that a man shall despair. A good man will seek to take pain out of things. A foolish man will not even notice it, except in himself, and the poor unfortunate evil man will drive pain deeper into things and spread it about wherever he goes.”
― William Saroyan


“The writer who is a real writer is a rebel who never stops.”
― William Saroyan

Infinite Delight

“In the time of your life, live—so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it.”
― William Saroyan

The Thing

“You may tend to get cancer from the thing that makes you want to smoke so much, not from the smoking itself.”
― William Saroyan, Not Dying: An Autobiographical Interlude

Isn't Worth It

“I can't hate for long. It isn't worth it.”
― William Saroyan


“Remember that every man is a variation of yourself”
― William Saroyan


“The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.”
― William Saroyan, My Heart's in the Highlands

“It takes a lot of rehearsing for a man to be himself.”
― William Saroyan

William Saroyan

“The most solid advice for a writer is this, I think: Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”
― William Saroyan, The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze and Other Stories

“In the time of your life, live—so that in that good time there shall be no ugliness or death for yourself or for any life your life touches. Seek goodness everywhere, and when it is found, bring it out of its hiding place and let it be free and unashamed.

Place in matter and in flesh the least of the values, for these are the things that hold death and must pass away. Discover in all things that which shines and is beyond corruption. Encourage virtue in whatever heart it may have been driven into secrecy and sorrow by the shame and terror of the world. Ignore the obvious, for it is unworthy of the clear eye and the kindly heart.

Be the inferior of no man, or of any men be superior. Remember that every man is a variation of yourself. No man's guilt is not yours, nor is any man's innocence a thing apart. Despise evil and ungodliness, but not men of ungodliness or evil. These, understand. Have no shame in being kindly and gentle but if the time comes in the time of your life to kill, kill and have no regret.

In the time of your life, live—so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it.”
― William Saroyan, The Time Of Your Life


If you practice an art faithfully, it will make you wise, and most writers can use a little wising up.