A collection of provocative quotes, and the articles that contain them, stoking the fires of inspiration

Turning the Page

“Until the late eighteenth century, a female writer who had bold ideas, especially ideas that might be socially disruptive, was widely regarded as foolish or insane.”

Joan Acocella in The New Yorkeran excellent article published in 2012, but which I read for the first time this week. For all the shortcomings of our time, the past seems far more suffocating.

Sofonisba Anguissola, "Self-Portrait" (1554)

Sofonisba Anguissola, "Self-Portrait" (1554)

Writing the Lake Shore Limited

No One Is Writing the Real West Virginia