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#commentary

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If you read the first page of one of my novels, I can guarantee that you will read the last one. This isn't just social commentary. This is also about writing good page-turners. I want people to keep reading.


Jodi Picoult


#also #commentary #first #good #guarantee

When I think about writers who use fiction as social commentary and to raise social awareness but who are also very popular, I think of Dickens.


Jodi Picoult


#also #awareness #commentary #dickens #fiction

It is a sad commentary that today we face a choice between having schools that are a monument to our past - or schools that will be the lifeblood of our future. But since that is our choice, let us resolve to choose wisely.


Ted Kulongoski


#choice #choose #commentary #face #future

What happened was very sad. Mr. Lacey told the staff that he was disappointed and appalled that the front of the book was all commentary and that he wanted hard news.


Sydney Schanberg


#book #commentary #disappointed #front #happened

A devastating commentary on the war in Iraq is that we have been unable to spend money on infrastructure.


Charles Schumer


#commentary #devastating #infrastructure #iraq #money

I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed. And on the pedestal these words appear: 'My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings: Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!' Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare, The lone and level sands stretch far away.


Percy Bysshe Shelley


#decay #english-literature #king #poetry #power

Welcome to Hell. Here's your accordion.


Gary Larson


#humor #satire #social-commentary #humor

Drugs have a long history of use in magic in various cultures, and usually in the context of either ecstatic communal rituals or in personal vision quests. However compared to people in simple pastoral tribal situations most people in developed countries now live in a perpetual state of mental hyperactivity with overactive imaginations anyway, so throwing drugs in on top of this usually just leads to confusion and a further loss of focus. Plus as the real Shamans say, if you really do succeed in opening a door with a drug it will thereafter open at will and most such substances give all they will ever give on the first attempt.


Peter J. Carroll


#commentary #magic #imagination

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.


Ralph Waldo Emerson


#inspirational #lecture #nonfiction #philosophy #self-reliance

A hero would die for his country, but he'd much rather live for it.


Aaron Sorkin


#social-commentary #inspirational






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