“To my writing classes I used later to open by saying that anybody who could talk could also write. Having cheered them up with this easy-to-grasp ladder, I then replaced it with a huge and loathsome snake: ‘How many people in this class, would you say, can talk? I mean really talk?’ That had its duly woeful effect. I told them to read every composition aloud, preferably to a trusted friend. … If something is worth hearing or listening to, it’s very probably worth reading. So, this above all: Find your own voice.”—Christopher Hitchens
“I find that by putting things in writing I can understand them and see them a little more objectively…For words are merely tools and if you use the right ones you can actually put even your life in order, if you don’t lie to yourself and use the wrong words.”—Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (via myimaginarybrooklyn)
“In fact, the core problem is the idea that somehow the site has less value or is inherently confusing because women are using it. Ask yourself these questions: Was Reddit’s rise covered by tech bloggers and journalists with aside paragraphs like: ‘If you want to know what men like, go check out Reddit!’? Did snarky bloggers make pie-charts like this one when Tumblr was growing that pointed to gender stereotypes about men? Did tech analysts write blog posts about the ‘manliness’ of any given tech startup? Did tech experts ever go out of their way to explain the appeal of a new social media site to women by stressing that it really wasn’t overtly manly? If you answered ‘no’ to all these questions, I’m not surprised.”—Elizabeth Giorgi at the Mary Sue explains why the media coverage of Pinterest sucks. Also - I like Pinterest lots.