Where I spent so many Sundays browsing books and music.

Authors on Deadlines

Six Bits of Wisdom

  • “Are you aware that rushing toward a goal is a sublimated death wish? It’s no coincidence we call them deadlines.” -Tom Robbins-
  • “One forges one’s style on the terrible anvil of daily deadlines.” -Emile Zola-
  • “Going off the grid is always good for me. It’s the way I’ve started books and finished books and gotten myself out of deadline dooms and things.” -Neil Gaiman-
“After Hours”
  • “With the movies, people are not going to wait around. The deadline is a deadline. In publishing it’s more a polite suggestion.” -David Benioff-
  • “Like all writers, my greatest inspiration, my ultimate muse is a deadline.” -Dave Barry-
  • “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” -Douglas Adams-

-K-

Authors on Coffee and Cigarettes II

Another Nickel’s Worth of Wisdom

  • “It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.”-Dave Barry-
  • “Cigarettes are a classy way to commit suicide.” -Kurt Vonnegut
“Reflection”
  • “Don’t stir all the warmth out of your coffee; drink it.” -Kate Chopin-
  • “Some very considerable part of the gestural language of public places that had once belonged to cigarettes now belonged to phones.” -William Gibson-
  • “I like coffee exceedingly…” -H.P. Lovecraft-

-K-

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