In Quotes: Novel Retirement Plans, Carny Barkers, and Resisting Isms

| 3/4/2009 6:26:03 PM

Tags: Great Writing, In Quotes, Orion, American Conservative, Wax Poetics, The Sun, conservative talk radio, economic crisis, Danielle Maestretti,

“My retirement plan is to be found stiff and cold at my writing desk.”

—Sandra Steingraber, “Sounds Like a Lot to Me,” from Orion


“Avoid internalizing society’s sexism, racism, ageism—pick an ism, any ism. See things from others’ points of view. Watch less TV. Sing and dance more.”

—Paul Krassner (interviewed by David Kupfer), “In the Jester’s Court,” from the Sun