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Posts tagged "fame"

Apr 05, 2014
You have to learn to be unafraid when you’re a nobody, because you’re going to be really fucking afraid when you’re a somebody and all the lights are on you.

Nov 17, 2013

The way people behave. They refuse to admire their contemporaries, the people whose lives they share. No, but to be admired by Posterity—people they’ve never met and never will—that’s what they set their hearts on. You might as well be upset at not being a hero to your great-grandfather.
— Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Feb 03, 2013

May 26, 2012

“The beautifulness of Saturday over and over.” Lynda Barry on her unplugged life, in a (1997?) handwritten letter

Nov 12, 2011
I’m just so sick of myself. I can’t imagine how everyone else feels.

Apr 07, 2010
"Lime Light" by Kay Ryan, from Say UncleLove Kay Ryan. Ordering her “best of it” now.
"Lime Light" by Kay Ryan, from Say Uncle

Love Kay Ryan. Ordering her “best of it” now.

Mar 08, 2010

Jan 27, 2010
I’ve heard this story again and again from those who’ve risen into the lower ranks of microfame. At a few hundred or a few thousand followers, they’re having fun — but any bigger and it falls apart. Social media stops being social. It’s no longer a bantering process of thinking and living out loud. It becomes old-fashioned broadcasting. The lesson? There’s value in obscurity.
— Clive Thompson, “In Praise of Obscurity
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