"There have always been rumors about me: ‘Oh, she’s very difficult. Be careful of her.’ People who don’t know me—even some people who do know me—know that I say what I think. Very few people want to hear the truth. Bogie was like that, my mother was like that, and I’m like that. I believe in the truth, and I believe in saying what you think. Why not? Do you have to go around whispering all the time or playing a game with people? I just don’t believe in that. So I’m not the most adored person on the face of the earth. You have to know this. There are a lot of people who don’t like me at all, I’m very sure of that. But I wasn’t put on earth to be liked. I have my own reasons for being and my own sense of what is important and what isn’t, and I’m not going to change that."

Lauren Bacall

This quote pretty much encompasses how I feel about everything.

(via theoreticalgirl)

humansofnewyork:

“I was extremely shy when I was younger. I wasn’t asked to the prom or anything. Life didn’t really even start for me until I turned fifty. But let’s just say I got plenty of experience after that!”

humansofnewyork:

“I was extremely shy when I was younger. I wasn’t asked to the prom or anything. Life didn’t really even start for me until I turned fifty. But let’s just say I got plenty of experience after that!”

"The point of publishing is to make something public. You publish a book because you want to connect with an audience. If all you wanted to do was write, you would write in a journal and keep it in your nightstand."

— Rachel fucking Fershleiser, in a book marketing roundtable on Scratch (the online magazine for writers)

(via nickdouglas)

stoweboyd:

Diversity in top editorial spots is nearly non-existent. 

Introduction by Manjula Martin, Data visualization and research by Vijith Assar, Interactive Graphic: Diversity in Journalism - Scratch Magazine

As it turns out, there isn’t really enough data to make an interactive graphic about diversity among top newsroom editorial positions that doesn’t make you have to squint to see the racial breakdown in the first place—because there isn’t really any racial diversity at all. The results are barely improved when it comes to gender. Any way you click it, of the 183 top editors of mainstream English-language media outlets Assar counted here, one is a black man. Nine are white women (and two of them are Tina Brown). Parity ticks slightly upward after the 1980s. But that’s it.

All in all, this chart covers approximately 1500 combined “man-years” of top editorial positions (and that’s not a gender-neutral pronoun). Of those years, ~1486 were led by men and ~36 were led by women. All were led by white people except for the months since Dean Baquet, who is African American, took over the New York Times in May 2014.

"The point of publishing is to make something public. You publish a book because you want to connect with an audience. If all you wanted to do was write, you would write in a journal and keep it in your nightstand."

— Rachel fucking Fershleiser, in a book marketing roundtable on Scratch (the online magazine for writers)

(via nickdouglas)

slaughterhouse90210:

“Yet, I didn’t understand that she was intentionally disguising her feelings with sarcasm; that was usually the last resort of people who are timid and chaste of heart, whose souls have been coarsely and impudently invaded; and who, until the last moment, refuse to yield out of pride and are afraid to express their own feelings to you.”― Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes from Underground

slaughterhouse90210:

“Yet, I didn’t understand that she was intentionally disguising her feelings with sarcasm; that was usually the last resort of people who are timid and chaste of heart, whose souls have been coarsely and impudently invaded; and who, until the last moment, refuse to yield out of pride and are afraid to express their own feelings to you.”
― Fyodor Dostoevsky,
Notes from Underground

Freshly archived: my memoir of Santa Cruz and celluloid. Also mentioned: Secret beaches, serial killers, hoodies, buskers, reclamation, gentrification, home.

Susan Orlean helped me annotate her 1992 Esquire cover story, “The American Man, Age 10.” It’s one of my favorite profiles, celebrity or otherwise, and she is a consummate pro and a class act, so if you like journalism or humans you should read it maybe.