Monday Meme #51 — Intellectuals in America

  This is the final Monday Meme in the series.  I’m shifting my focus to a more fully realized webcomic series, which I call Musings In Grayscale.  The first comic in the series will be published October 15 and future installments will appear twice a month, on the 1st and 15th. Thanks for sharing this … Continue Reading

Monday Meme #48 — Treasure Everything

Hayao Miyazaki (IMDb page) is a Japanese film director.  His 2001 animated film Spirited Away is the highest-grossing movie of all time in Japan, and won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature in 2003. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest animated filmmakers in history. This quotation reflects an important theme in … Continue Reading

Monday Meme #46 — Colette on Writing

Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (1873 – 1954)  was a French writer author, perhaps best known for her novella Gigi, the basis of the Lerner and Loewe musical.  She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948; after her death she was the first woman writer given a state funeral in France.

Monday Meme #45 — Blessed Are the Peacemakers

Jon Carroll (b. 1943) was a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle from 1982 until his retirement in 2015.  He still writes in his own blog, Jon Carroll Prose.  His style is both fun to read and very quotable — this is the second of three Carroll quotations in my collection. The Chronicle maintains an archive … Continue Reading

Monday Meme #44 — Script Kiddies

This quote is the best description of script kiddies I know. It is at least a decade old, as one might guess from the source: a LiveJournal admin. School’s out.  Beware the script kiddies.

Monday Meme #42 — Lloyd Alexander

Lloyd Alexander (1924-2007) wrote dozens of books, including The Black Cauldron, the source of this quote.  The book is the second in the five-volume Chronicles of Prydain series, which I dearly loved (both then and now).  The 1985 Disney movie of the same title actually mashes up the first two books in the series, and is much … Continue Reading

Monday Meme #40 — Jesus Wasn’t Conservative

I gathered the quotations in my collection not by gleaning other collections, but from my own reading.  Also, in some cases, from my own listening.  This one comes from a caller on the sadly defunct Air America Radio, in May of 2004.  I don’t recall her name, if it was even mentioned — all I … Continue Reading

Monday Meme #39 — Andre Dubus

Andre Dubus (1936-1999) was a writer, who (in the words of his New York Times obituary) “was devoted to the art of the short story.”    In 1986 he was struck by a car while helping a pair of stranded motorists.  He lost one leg and the use of the other in the accident, and … Continue Reading