In this post, you will find great Susan Orlean Quotes. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
Knowledge is a beautiful thing, but there are a few things I wish I didn’t know.
Places like Hilton Head, with water adjacency and nice climates, are in high demand, and land values are insane. In the case of Hilton Head, which was developed in 1970 on what had been a mosquito- and alligator-infested swampy barrier island, land value has leaped from nearly zero to now unaffordable.
The semiology and phenomenology of hashtaggery intrigues me. From what I understand, it all began very simply: on Twitter, hashtags – those little checkerboard marks that look like this # – were used to mark phrases or names, in order to make it easier to search for them among the zillions and zillions of tweets.
I teach a non-fiction writing class at New York University, and one of my great pleasures is deciding on the syllabus.
I rarely listen to commercial radio, and when I do, I’m shocked by how many ads there are, and how annoying they are, and how bad the radio station usually is.
One of my favorite activities as a teen-ager was to watch television over the phone with my best friend.
There are many bad things in this world of ours, but the use of the word ‘monetize’ has to rank high among them. Also, ‘incentivize.’ Actually, all the ‘-ize’ words, like ‘contextualize’ and ‘utilize‘ and ‘prioritize.’ And – this is almost too horrible to type – ‘juniorize.’
A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder.
Here’s a habit I never thought I’d develop: I gravitate to anything online that’s marked ‘most popular‘ or ‘most e-mailed.’ And I hate myself a little bit every time I do.
I have worked on PCs and on Macs and, while I have my preferences, I don’t find it crippling to work on one rather than the other.
Writers like to write, and writing in different forms – short, long, bite-sized, done on the fly, done with painstaking attention – all interest me.
Parents, it seems, have an almost Olympian persistence when it comes to suggesting more secure and lucrative lines of work for their children who have the notion that writing is an actual profession. I say this from experience.
I feel somewhat responsible for the Borders Books bankruptcy.
Everything rational and sensible abandons me when I try to throw out photographs. Time and time again, I hold one over a wastebasket, and then find it impossible to release my fingers and let the picture drop and disappear.
They will be given as gifts; books that are especially pretty or visual will be bought as hard copies; books that are collectible will continue to be collected; people with lots of bookshelves will keep stocking them; and anyone who likes to make notes in books will keep buying books with margins to fill.
Human relationships used to be easy: you had friends, boy- or girlfriends, parents, children, and landlords. Now, thanks to social media, it’s all gone sideways.
The one thing I’ve discovered about social media is that people love answering questions. In fact, it sometimes feels like at any given moment, millions of people are online who have been waiting for exactly the question you fire off.
Living in a rural setting exposes you to so many marvelous things – the natural world and the particular texture of small-town life, and the exhilarating experience of open space.
States should pass laws making it illegal to own or trade wild animals; the phony ‘educational‘ permits that many private owners have used to skirt those laws should be eliminated.
Unlimited choice is paralyzing. The Internet has made this form of paralysis due to option overload a standard feature of comfortable modern life.
I am unusually Halloween-attentive, because, as it happens, I was born on Halloween, so for me it has always been an occasion of great moment.
In an interesting inversion of status, the reigning breed in the dog park these days is the really-oddball-unidentifiable-mixed-breed-mutt-found-wandering-the-street or its equivalent. The stranger the mutt the better; the more peculiar the circumstance of it coming into your life, the better.