My Graceless Heart

"The truth is, everyone likes to look down on someone. If your favorites are all avant-garde writers who throw in Sanskrit and German, you can look down on everyone. If your favorites are all Oprah Book Club books, you can at least look down on mystery readers. Mystery readers have sci-fi readers. Sci-fi can look down on fantasy. And yes, fantasy readers have their own snobbishness. I’ll bet this, though: in a hundred years, people will be writing a lot more dissertations on Harry Potter than on John Updike. Look, Charles Dickens wrote popular fiction. Shakespeare wrote popular fiction - until he wrote his sonnets, desperate to show the literati of his day that he was real artist. Edgar Allan Poe tied himself in knots because no one realized he was a genius. The core of the problem is how we want to define “literature”. The Latin root simply means “letters”. Those letters are either delivered - they connect with an audience - or they don’t. For some, that audience is a few thousand college professors and some critics. For others, its twenty million women desperate for romance in their lives. Those connections happen because the books successfully communicate something real about the human experience. Sure, there are trashy books that do really well, but that’s because there are trashy facets of humanity. What people value in their books - and thus what they count as literature - really tells you more about them than it does about the book." -

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witness one paging witness two

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Miranda (2009/Present) - “
Excuse me, I’m going to actually have to mount your travelator.”

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"Well, female friendships are fucking extraordinary. They don’t have to be sexual to be intense love affairs. A breakup with a female friend can be more traumatic than a breakup with a lover. I’ve always been attracted to stories that look at the love-hate complexity of close female friendships. It’s ripe for drama. Did you see Frances Ha? That portrayed a female friendship I really understood." - Keira Knightley (x)

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‘And he says: ‘Yeah, man. The O.C.! I used to watch this shit in the joint.’ [x]

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H u m a n i t y   isn’t a species. It’s a state of m i n d . It can’t be defeated. It moves m o u n t a i n s, it saves souls. We were b l e s s e d as much as we were cursed. In this little enclave of the lost, I witnessed the very best of b e i n g   h u m a n.

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David Tennant at the TCA Press Tour 2014 (x

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"From a Doctor she could sort of control, because he had a crush on her, she’s landed with a Doctor who barely registers that she’s a girl. They’re great friends and all that but she has to be his human interface with everybody else." - Clara and the Doctor according to Steven Moffat (from SFX)

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