“ 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 (via qmsd)
THIS WINS THE INTERNET. WE CAN ALL GO HOME.
“ To me, a wicked man who is also eloquent
Seems the most guilty of them all. He’ll cut your throat
As bold as brass, because he knows he can dress up murder
In handsome words. ”
Medea, from Euripides’ Medea (via myancientworld)
Tintype of unidentified reader, dated from 1870-1890. Because, seriously, look at this guy!
“ And men said that the blood of the stars flowed in her veins. ”
Two stories in one by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst. One is the novel and the other is a story between two students that plays out in the margins of the book.
Their handwritten notes piece together the mysteries of the tome’s enigmatic author.
This work is perfect for anyone who enjoys finding secrets penciled in old books.