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“One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for … Continue reading
Encouraging, no? P.S. quote found here.
What is the appeal of Russia for westerners? “Just as travel writing chronicles the traveller’s preconceptions as well as his journey, so for some novelists, Russia is not, or not only, a sort of moral zoo, which writer and reader … Continue reading
“…whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” – Philippians 4:8 (Baci Urmance painting … Continue reading
Is being creative important to you? I loved this quote I found while browsing online the other day. I get frustrated sometimes with my job or housework, because I think the work is menial and not important. But actually everything … Continue reading
“We Russians are always like that. Perhaps it’s our strong point, really, the faculty of seeing our own shortcomings; but we overdo it, we comfort ourselves with irony which we always have on the tip of our tongues. All I … Continue reading
“…friendship creates a whole new economy. When people realize there’s no agenda other than friendship and better understanding, it changes things.” -Bob Goff I’ve been mulling this quote over all week. (I’m so enjoying this book by Bob Goff – … Continue reading
Did you know that Catherine the Great was originally German? That she was, in fact, a usurper in no way related by blood to the Romanovs? Me neither! She came to Russia when she was a teenager and changed her … Continue reading
This quote feels a bit radical for me. I never considered myself a feminist……until I moved to Russia! In any case, I really enjoyed this article this week on Why Women Still Can’t Have it All talking about why the … Continue reading
A great motto, no?