Understand How It Works [Fierce Quote]

“Never just remember how to do something, understand how it works.”  As someone who has been known to answer, “Magic!” whenever anyone asks me how anything works, I’d say this advice given to designer Martin Rue by his grandfather is damn good and probably worth...

FIGHT CLUB Was a Flop [Fierce Quote]

[via GalleyCat] FIGHT CLUB and CHOKE novelist Chuck Palahniuk answered reader questions on Reddit this week. When one reader wrote “It’s rare for a writer’s first book to be as successful as Fight Club was,” Palahniuk clarified and shared some inspiring insight into his career: Please let me...

HARRY POTTER vs TWILIGHT [Fierce Quote]

Stephen King possibly explains why the HARRY POTTER series enjoys a much larger following than the TWILIGHT series. Basically, it comes down to character. Agree or disagree? ~via Bits of...

Fierce Quote: How Not to Raise Serial Killers

My BFF and I joke that we’re trying to raise our children right, so that they don’t become serial killers and embarrass us. But in many ways, we’re not joking, I think. As hard of work as parenting is now. I think raising Betty in a loving and encouraging and hands-on home...

Fierce Quote: Feminists Represent!

“There’s an attitude that if all women don’t call themselves feminists we’ve failed…but the truth is that more women self identify as feminists than Republicans, so this is not so bad.” – Gloria Steinem, Smith ’56   Photo Credit: Mindy...

Fierce Quote: I’m Outtie 500

Wow. Total bridge-burning good-bye from a hedge fund manager found on Gawker who found it on Portfolio who found it on EatReadPlay. Here’s an excerpt. “I will no longer manage money for other people or institutions. I have enough of my own wealth to manage. Some people, who think...

Fierce Quote: Wassup Grammar

“Arguments over grammar and style are often as fierce as those over IBM versus Mac, and as fruitless as Coke versus Pepsi and boxers versus briefs.” –Jack Lynch, Professor of English at Rutgers...