What a terrible mistake to let go of something wonderful for something real.– Miranda July, No One Belongs Here More Than You (via travels-with-charley)
Put a few words together prettily and it’s possible to fall in love. Move your...– Missy-Marie Montgomery, Arrangement (via grammatolatry)
She was a genius of sadness, immersing herself in it, separating its numerous...– Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer (via lethifold)
When I was a child, adults would tell me not to make things up, warning me of...– Neil Gaiman (via dissentients)
Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wildflowers...– Rumi (via crashinglybeautiful)
Isn’t it odd how much fatter a book gets when you’ve read it several times? As...– Cornelia Funke (via adessive)
What 20-Somethings Want
You want a job, a vacation, heath insurance, validation, a back rub, a scalp massage at the place where you get your haircut, people who are jealous of you, an ex who won’t stop texting you when they’re drunk, Twitter followers, happiness maybe sorta, someone to buy you lunch at a fancy restaurant, a mentor who can tell you what the hell to do with your life, a reliable internet connection, a...
Things Not To Tell 15 Year Old Me
At 25, you’ll still be having crushes. You’ll still be horrified by the idea that your crush might FIND OUT YOU LIKE LIKE HIM. You still won’t be able to touch the man you have a crush on, or even look straight in his eyes for more than three seconds. You will still be having trouble using your words around anyone you want to impress. You’ll feel exactly as stupid...
My battles as a writer are battles with that part of myself that thinks I’m...– Mary Karr (via thebronzemedal)
Caitlin Rose - New York “So I got lost on...
Anne Sexton sometimes seemed like a woman without skin. She felt everything so...– Erica Jong on the poet Anne Sexton (via cameliaoaks)
Each of us has his own rhythm of suffering.– Roland Barthes (via sometimesagreatnotion)
Let’s borrow life preservers and jump over. I think we should do something...– F. Scott Fitzgerald, ‘Tender is the Night.’
Travel is the most private of pleasures. There is no greater bore than the...– Vita Sackville-West (via thebloomsburygroup)
If writers had to wait until their precious psyches were completely serene there...– William Styron (via theparisreview)
We'll Get There Fast And Then We'll Take It Slow
A blog has two main uses: 1. Complaining 2. Bragging I do the former plenty, so I hope you won’t mind terribly if I indulge in a bit of the latter. In three days time, I will be on a plane to Florida. In four days time, I will be on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. Just booked a catamaran excursion, where I will get to hop off the boat to swim and snorkel, and then drink free...
In the Navy
Ugh. I almost don’t want to share this with you, because I feel like I’ve been let in on a delicious little secret, but I feel compelled, so here it is. Old Navy is killing it right now. I know. I know. No one was more surprised than I was. I felt a bit cheap even walking in there. I don’t think I’ve been to one since college, which I blame entirely on Kingston,...
My idea of an interesting person is someone who is quite proud of their...– John Waters, Shock Value: A Tasteful Book About Bad Taste (via bohemea)
When the heat goes off in my apartment, as it regularly does these days, I know it even in my sleep. Coming out of a dream, I burrow deeper under my quilt. I let the sheet cover my ears and hug my knees to my chest. I do it without thinking, without ever opening my eyes. I entreat the dream to continue, though it often ends like an interrupted sentence. Lately the ball of self-doubt in my chest...
I rent my apartment in Brooklyn, but I don’t have a home. My parents are still...– Jonathan Ames (via synecdoche)
Drink I Just Invented In My Unseasonably Hot...
lemon sorbet margarita. It’s as simple as it sounds and it’s divine.
Your love should never be offered to the mouth of a stranger, Only to someone...– Hafiz (via dansmesbras)