Toni Morrison on critical thinking, hope, and a reminder that we don’t have to accept the labels bestowed upon us by others.Read more "You are your own stories"
…he had answered “nothing”, that word we answer when we are thinking “everything”.On Heroes and Tombs, Ernesto Sabato
How I came to discover that my judgement is considerably worse than I thought, and what I think I’ve learned as a result.Read more "Lessons learned from failing to predict the future"
Men carve meaning into women’s faces; messages addressed to other men.The Silence of the Girls, Pat Barker
Neil Gaiman on the breaking the rules, the fraud police, fantastic mistakes, and making good art.Read more "Make good art"
… everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.Cat’s Eye, Margaret Atwood
Born in 1880 in Genoa, this engineer and architect, had grand designs indeed.Read more "The works of Renzo Picasso"
In the library I felt better, words you could trust and look at till you understood them, they couldn’t change half way through a sentence like people, so it was easier to spot a lie.Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson
Old words, new wordplay and why I think Susie Dent is the best thing on Twitter.Read more "Collective nouns, and quiddling until quafftide"
But there are tides in the body.Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf