i would rather give full vent to all human loves and disappointments, and take a chance on being corny, than die a smartass. -UNCLE JIM HARRISON // ** C A R R Y O N
|i like mondays & bike rides & long walks on the beach|
The worst thing about academic writers and people who teach writing or living within an academic atmosphere is that it shears them of a base. People think after they teach a while that academic life is a microcosm of the rest of the world, which it very clearly isn't. It's terribly unhealthy for a writer, unless it's a writer of a particular kind. Let's say if I just continued writing poetry I would have been cornered into having to take a teaching position. Literally no one can make a living as a literary novelist. ... The people in Morrill Hall bore me. -J.H.