“You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.”—G.K. Chesterton
“I believe that singing is the key to long life, a good figure, a stable temperament, increased intelligence, new friends, super self-confidence, heightened sexual attractiveness and a better sense of humor….there are physiological benefits, obviously: You use your lungs in a way that you probably don’t for the rest of your day, breathing deeply and openly. And there are psychological benefits, too: Singing aloud leaves you with a sense of levity and contentedness. And then there are what I would call “civilizational benefits.” When you sing with a group of people, you learn how to subsume yourself into a group consciousness because a capella singing is all about the immersion of the self into the community. That’s one of the great feelings — to stop being me for a little while and to become us. That way lies empathy, the great social virtue.”—
“E.L. Doctorow said once said that ‘Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.’ You don’t have to see where you’re going, you don’t have to see your destination or everything you will pass along the way. You just have to see two or three feet ahead of you. This is right up there with the best advice on writing, or life, I have ever heard.”—Anne Lamott (via terraffirmative)
Hahahahahah! “Shut UP Patti Lupone!” That is a FANTASTIC episode. I loved that show so much. Also, Stephanie, always follow your blioss. :)
It’s one of my favorite episodes. That was a great show. He was fantastic. I could have taken a whole show about jack. lol.
YES! I totally would have watched Just Jack, or Jack 2000 as a spin-off. Sean Hayes is a comic genius. I saw him in Promises, Promises with Kristin Chenoweth, and he had her in stitches at one point for so long, he had to stretch the scene until she regained her composure. He must be painfully hilarious to work with.