Dose of Dr. Gonzo

“There is a terrible danger in voting for the lesser of two evils because the parties can set it up that way.”

-Hunter S. Thompson-

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-

Dose of Dr. Gonzo

“I couldn’t imagine, and I don’t say this with any pride, but I really couldn’t imagine writing without a desperate deadline.”

-Hunter S. Thompson-

Wisdom of Walker Percy

Six Points to Ponder

  • “I have discovered that most people have no one to talk to, no one, that is, who really wants to listen.”
  • “There is a difference between the way things are and saying the way things are.”
  • “Everydayness is the enemy.”
Walker Percy (Bern and Franke Keating Collection)
  • “No doubt human brotherhood is better than a depersonalized society. But a depersonalized society is better than one threatened by violence.”
  • “But envy is not merely sorrow at another’s good it is also joy at another’s misfortune.”
  • “The enduring is something which must be accounted for. One cannot simply shrug it off.”

-K-

Dose of Dr. Gonzo

“You can turn your back on a person, but never turn your back on a drug, especially when its waving a razor shrap hunting knife in your eye.”

-Hunter S. Thompson-

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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