DEBRA DI BLASI
If the only “newness” investors and grantors care about is that within the sciences and technology, then civilization is missing a significant slice of intellectual pie.
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I read heavily in the fields of physics, neurology, bio and computer technologies, primatology, and entymology. I also keep current and well informed on global politics and economics. And I travel. A lot.
Determining “success” or “failure” shifts literary significance to product rather than process, to a means to an end rather than a means to a means to a means, i.e., evolution. Product concerns itself with marketing, process with art. They remain antagonistic neighbors.
Palimpsests intrigue me—not so much the practical aspect of recycling paper or papyrus or tablets, but rather the political symbolism of eradicating ideas or people by writing over their words.
The universe is one great web built of interconnected webs built of interconnected threads that, when tugged or snipped, the whole design shifts. Thus, for every cause there is an effect – even if those effects take years or decades or centuries or millennia to manifest.
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Fiction is fiction. The story and its characters should be allowed to take their own directions.... Great writers explore what they don’t know using tools from what they do know.
Language is power. And powerful language is made by understanding the nuances of words and how those nuances affect one’s thinking.
You can want [writing] to not be a commodity, but once you say it's not worth anything in a country where everything is valued in terms of money, you're basically biting off your own ass.
The fact that evolving is most likely moot as we tumble headlong toward the sixth mass extinction doesn’t cause me to change my philosophy; it just causes me, now, to change my methodologies. Otherwise: the abyss.