Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

Quote of the Day

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Obama admitted to [Jerry] Kellman that he had another motivation for wanting to be an organizer on the South Side. He was thinking about being a novelist. “He told me that he had trouble writing, he had to force himself to write,” Kellman said. He was looking not only for experience, an identity, and a community; he was also in search of material.

—David Remnick, The Bridge

Written by nevalalee

May 2, 2011 at 7:06 am

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  1. Someone who has “Ideas” but no practical context for them at that young age.


    May 3, 2011 at 12:05 pm

  2. Obama to me is someone who represents an ideal.

    It’s not a surprise (Nobel Prize).

    His real role.

    Like an ongoing subliminal message. He’s here as a rep.


    May 3, 2011 at 12:11 pm

  3. An embodiment…

    He doesn’t have to talk/write about it. Just do it.


    May 3, 2011 at 12:11 pm

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