Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's ski, another's voice, another's soul.

Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's ski, another's voice, another's soul.

"Novels begin, not on the page, but in meditation and day-dreaming - in thinking, not writing."

"Novels begin, not on the page, but in meditation and day-dreaming - in thinking, not writing."

"I write so much because my cat sits on my lap.  She purrs so I don't want to get up.  She's so much more calming than my husband" Joyce Carol Oates

16 Famous Writers And Their Cats

"I write so much because my cat sits on my lap. She purrs so I don't want to get up. She's so much more calming than my husband" Joyce Carol Oates

Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates: What it's about: Oates imagines the inner monologue of Marilyn Monroe as she started out as Norma Jean Baker.  Who's starring: Jessica Chastain will play Marilyn.

Summer Reading List: 50 Books to Read Before They're Movies

Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates: What it's about: Oates imagines the inner monologue of Marilyn Monroe as she started out as Norma Jean Baker. Who's starring: Jessica Chastain will play Marilyn.

Author Caleb Pirtle III write: "We know what wanders through our own minds whether we happen to be writing, thinking, dreaming, scheming, or taking a walk along the pine-shadowed banks of a little creek, which I do often.  And sooner or later, most of us wonder what thoughts other writers have about writing, what secrets to they possess, and what advice they could give us about the chore of collecting enough words to tell a story."

Author Caleb Pirtle III write: "We know what wanders through our own minds whether we happen to be writing, thinking, dreaming, scheming, or taking a walk along the pine-shadowed banks of a little creek, which I do often. And sooner or later, most of us wonder what thoughts other writers have about writing, what secrets to they possess, and what advice they could give us about the chore of collecting enough words to tell a story."

The challenge is to resist circumstances. Any idio can be happy in a happy place. But moral courage is required to be happy in a hellhole  - Joyce Carol Oates

The challenge is to resist circumstances. Any idio can be happy in a happy place. But moral courage is required to be happy in a hellhole - Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates "The Falls" - “A man climbs over the railings and plunges into Niagara Falls. A newlywed, he has left behind his wife, Ariah Erskine, in the honeymoon suite the morning after their wedding.”

Joyce Carol Oates "The Falls" - “A man climbs over the railings and plunges into Niagara Falls. A newlywed, he has left behind his wife, Ariah Erskine, in the honeymoon suite the morning after their wedding.”

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