S.A. Bodeen quotes

  • It's easier to revise lousy writing than to revise a blank sheet of paper.
    -- S.A. Bodeen

    #Writing #Paper #Sheets

  • My dad was never one of those dads you could ask for a quarter if you saw a gumball machine. Instead he had one of those black American Express cards not available to general public. Gumball machines didn’t have slots for those.
    -- S.A. Bodeen

    #Dad #Black #Machines

  • I would have rather had a dad with change jingling in his pocket; one who would have spent the last forty minutes of the world raking leaves for his kids to jump in, so that they perished in one loud, bright instant, giggles still bubbling up from their bellies, never suspecting a thing. Yeah, well. Tough luck, rich boy.
    -- S.A. Bodeen

    #Dad #Kids #Boys

  • Place unopened pouch in warm water for 5-10 minutes. Unopened pouch may be laid on a warm surface. Lay unopened pouch in direct sunlight. Not much chance of that down here. Place unopened pouch inside you shirt, allow you body temperature to warm your MRE. I was surprised they left out: Place unopened pouch on ground and pee on it.
    -- S.A. Bodeen

    #Water #Body #May

  • That night I dreamed of turduckens.
    -- S.A. Bodeen


  • T.S Elliot was wrong. My world ended with a bang the minute we entered the Compound and the silver door closed behind us. The sound was brutal. Final.
    -- S.A. Bodeen

    #Doors #Sound #Finals

  • Yeah, well, wish in one hand, crap in the other, and see which fills up first
    -- S.A. Bodeen

    #Hands #Wish #Firsts

  • What is a turducken? An exclusive culinary creation available by special order from some little Cajun town down south. Entirely deboned, a turducken consists of a turkey, stuffed with duck, stuffed with a chicken, like an edible Russian nesting doll. Some were stuffed with alligator, crap, shrimp; my favorite was the traditional cornbread variety.
    -- S.A. Bodeen

    #Order #Turkeys #Ducks

  • He [Hemingway] used a stand-up work place he had fashioned out of the top of of a bookcase near his bed. His portable typewriter was snugged in there and papers were spread along the top of the bookcase on either side of it. He used a reading board for longhand writing.

  • I’m not a fan of ‘write what you know.’ If you don’t know, find out. I knew nothing about the Bible before I started writing ‘The Year of Living Biblically.’ That was kind of the point – to learn.

  • When I write I have no loyalty except to historical truth as I see it and care no more about British achievements and mistakes than any other.

  • Of course, relative citation frequencies are no measure of relative importance. Who has not aspired to write a paper so fundamental that very soon it is known to everyone and cited by no one?

  • I had a paper round and every night I would put the dinner on before Mum came home from work. I was capable because I had to be.

  • Over all, I want you to discover the joy of creation by your own hand. ... The possibility of creation from paper is infinite.

  • The printing presses of the state treasuries cranked out reams of paper currency- showing wise kinds and blissful martyrs- while bankers wept and peasants starved.

  • A single sentence will suffice for modern man. He fornicated and read the papers. After that vigorous definition, the subject will be, if I may say so, exhausted.

  • The only sheets I'll ever long for are my own.

  • A book is a book only when it is read; otherwise it is a bundle of gathered sheets of soiled paper.