The world is so exquisite with so much love and moral depth, that there is no...– Carl Sagan (via sirmitchell)
There was a period of time when I was not feeling things. It was terrible....– Fiona Apple, I love you. (via 290104)
Imagine a room, a sudden glow. Here is my hand, my heart, my throat, my wrist....– “Saying Your Names,” Richard Siken (via commovente)
rednailpolishblackmascara: Also, this is the second time a main character has been robbed (the first time being Joan and Roger), and each time they cast someone black. I just… can not.
Going through a drawer I found the submissions/applications log I’ve kept off...– Cheryl Strayed | Facebook Cheryl knows. (via therumpus)
It comes from poetry: every word is special. Which is hard to do in a novel, I...– Grace Paley, The Believer Book of Writers Talking to Writers (via leopoldgursky)
Words I think we need
radiantbutterfly: Schrodinger’s Douchebag: One who makes douchebag statements, particularly sexist, racist or otherwise bigoted ones, then decides whether they were “just joking” or dead serious based on whether other people in the group approve or not.
There’s only one reader of a novel. That’s, I think, the crucial fact about all...– Paul Auster, The Believer (Feb. 2005)
Edits are like great make-up sex with the story you had a fight with. — Kevin Hearne (@KevinHearne) May 15, 2013
I don’t ask writers about their work habits. I really don’t care. Joyce Carol...– Philip Roth (via wordpainting) Word. (via amgamble) There is so much about everyone else’s process that I just don’t want to know.
Minor tragedies on the Internet
voixdemichele: You do a Google image search for Buffy and Angel. You discover that Buffy the Vampire Slayer fanfiction is disturbing in ways you couldn’t have imagined. Here’s just one word related to this terrible discovery: tentacles. Tentacles! There’s copious art that goes along with it. You can’t unsee it, ever. http://thehairpin.com/2013/05/minor-tragedies-on-the-internet-a-yearly-diary ...
col8: Seriously, I could just about hurt myself...