Previous mission statements

"Well I like the words they use and I like the way they use them" - Clifford T Ward

"It can happen on an ordinary walk, as we turn a corner and everything is, for a moment, luminous." - Jan Chozen Bays

"Sometimes there were points of clarity and he saw that the huge anguish that spilled out into everything was in fact no bigger than himself." - Marele Day

Pride + Willpower + Sex + Comparative Religion + Bacon

"The more widely different the topics talked of, the more serious and universal must be the philosophy which talks of them" - GK Chesterton

"Standing on the great divide of some collision between ordinary and imaginary lives" - Something For Kate

"Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards." - Robert Heinlein

"I do not care to listen; obloquy injures my self-esteem and I am sceptical of praise" - Iocounu the Laughing Magician

"These tales say that apples were golden only to refresh the forgotten moment when we found that they were green" - G.K.Chesterton

"I might be a beast astray, with no sense of its environment, yet there was some meaning in my foolish life, something in me gave an answer and was the receiver of those distant calls from worlds far above" - Hermann Hesse

"...when as children we listen and dream we think but half-formed thoughts, and when as men we try to remember, we are dulled and prosaic with the poison of life" - H.P.Lovecraft

"Most people have a furious itch to talk about themselves and are restrained only by the disinclination of others to listen" - Somerset Maugham

"The moments when you feel crushed are those when you end up believing that life is serious, the world real and words true." - Roger-Pol Droit

"The power of an imagination can arise from what it refuses to foresee." - Michael Lewis

"I am trying to read in the succession of things presented to me every day the world's intentions towards me, and I grope my way, knowing that there can exist no dictionary that can translate into words the burden of obscure allusions that lurks in these things." - Italo Calvino

"When a man becomes a writer, I think he takes on a sacred obligation to produce beauty and enlightenment and truth at top speed." - Kurt Vonnegut