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Pithy Writer Posters

By Harriet Staff

See this article From the Los Angeles Times about Evan Robertson’s awesome posters created in response to quotes from a number of writers.

From the article:

Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner once said, “Civilization begins with distillation,” and now you can have that on a poster. It’s one of several pithy sayings by authors that have been given visual representation by New York-based artist Evan Robertson.

Robertson has created 15 illustrations to go along with literary quotations. There are novelists, poets, a philosopher, quippers and criticizers. One poster has Molly Bloom’s soliloquy from the end of “Ulysses” (spoiler alert!). Here is a selection of quotes:

All truths wait in all things. — Walt Whitman

That’s not writing, that’s typing. — Truman Capote

Curiosity is insubordination in its purest form. — Vladimir Nabokov

Poets are always taking the weather so seriously. — J.D. Salinger

Have you ever heard the earth breathe? — Kate Chopin

How embarrassing to be human. — Kurt Vonnegut

How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless. — Paul Bowles

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity. — Edgar Allan Poe

In a nation ruled by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile. — Hunter S. Thompson

The appropriate response to reality is to go insane. — Philip K. Dick
Three o’clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do. — Jean-Paul Sartre

Write drunk. Edit sober. — Ernest Hemingway

Full article here.


Posted in Poetry News on Thursday, July 12th, 2012 by Harriet Staff.