Thursday, February 17, 2011

a bit of lit

Oh, the things I think about when I can't sleep. Several weeks ago, I was trying to come up with blog category titles when Insomnia was visiting.

I'm a bit compulsive about jotting down or underlining bits of text that stand out to me, but what to do with these words? I haven't kept my own great lines copybook regularly in about a decade. So, I thought I'd just note striking lines/phrases/whatnot here.

And, when I refer to 'lit,' I'm not necessarily only talking Literature as in Belonging-to-the-Canon,-Demanding-Pompous-Capital-Letters kind of lit. More like 'written words,' except that 'a bit of lit' has a kind of fun ring to it (especially when it's going on four in the morning and my mind refuses to chill) that 'stuff I've read' doesn't.


From Wilkie Collins's The Moonstone: "In cases where you don't see your way clearly, hold your tongue."


Kat said...

I love this. Both the idea and the quote. I used to keep a quotebook too. It has also been at least a decade since I did so.