Wednesday, January 31, 2007

a quote by david eggers

"The thing is, I really like saying yes. I like new things, projects, plans, getting people together and doing something, trying something, even when it's corny and stupid. I am not good at saying no. When you die, and it really could be this afternoon, you will not be happy about having said no. You will be kicking your ass about all the no's you've said. No to that opportunity, or no to that trip to Nova Scotia or no to that night out, or no to that project or no to that person who wants to be naked with you but you worry about what your friends will say.

What matters is that you do good work. What matters is that you produce things that are true and will stand. What matters is not the perception, nor the fashion, not who’s up and who’s down, but what someone has done and if they meant it. It is a fuckload of work to be open-minded and generous and understanding and forgiving and accepting, but Christ, that is what matters. What matters is saying yes.”



One entry found for ephemera.

Main Entry: ephem·era
Pronunciation: i-'fe-m&r-&, -'fem-r&
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural ephemera also ephem·er·ae /-m&r-E, -rE /; or ephemeras
Etymology: New Latin, from Greek ephEmera, neuter plural of ephEmeros
1 : something of no lasting significance -- usually used in plural
2 ephemera plural : paper items (as posters, broadsides, and tickets) that were originally meant to be discarded after use but have since become collectibles

thank you

please refer to definition 1