Round and Round - Super Best Friends (Official Music Video) (by superbestfriendstv) How the 2013 Election plays out in my head, pretty much.
This is not an affectation, failure is what writers do. It is built in. Your immeasurable ambition is eked out through the many thousand individual words of your novel, each one of them written and rewritten several times, and this requires you to hold your nerve for a very long period of time – or forget about holding your nerve, forget about the wide world and all that anxiety and just do it, one word after the other. And then redo it, so it reads better. The writer’s great and sustaining love is for the language they work with every day. It may not be what gets us to the desk but it is what keeps us there and, after 20 or 30 years, this love yields habit and pleasure and necessity.
Julian Barnes on failure, echoing Robert Burns, who famously wrote that there is no such thing as good writing, only good rewriting – a fine addition to our ongoing archive of timeless wisdom on writing.
“He’s very special. He’s an invention. The closest thing I could find to that was the fallen angel. The fallen angel believes in the beauty of the darkness. That is so incomprehensible to us, we can’t understand it, and so we’re attracted to it. So I wasn’t reading textbooks about mental disease, I was imagining how it was to be Satan.” (x)
“Andrew Lincoln and I had incredible chemistry and the way we approach the work is very similar. It would have been electric, but you can’t have it all. At the end of the day, I’m grateful we had moment in the finale where Andrea could open her heart and have a lasting impact on Rick. They may not have had the affair they have in comics, but Andrea was instrumental in helping to heal his heart and at the end of the day, that’s pretty awesome.” Laurie Holden
Saddam Hussein’s last interview, in which he calls for a debate with George W Bush, just before the Iraq invasion…
Vintage Ron Paul. Consistent since… forever.
Julian Assange’s The World Tomorrow: Hassan Nasrallah.
Hezbollah urged the Syrian opposition to engage in dialogue with Assad’s regime, but they refused. Hezbollah leader Sayyid Nasrallah confirmed this in his first interview in 6 years, the world premiere of Julian Assange’s ‘The World Tomorrow’ on RT.