I don’t like this expression ‘first-world problems.’ It is false and it is...– Teju Cole (via dfmarch)
Many people still confuse ‘attachment’ with ‘love.’ Attachments are about fear...– Yasmin Mogahed (via nirvikalpa)
I compare myself with my former self, not with others. Not only that, I tend to...– An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison (via thechocolatebrigade)
I don’t want just words. If that’s all you have for me you’d better go.– F. Scott Fitzgerald, from The Beautiful and Damned(via ireadabook)
What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would...– Muriel Rukeyser, from “Käthe Kollwitz” (via proustitute)
“Listen here, Internet girl,” he says, getting up. “It wouldn’t kill you to...– Sarah Nicole Prickett’s piece in The Globe and Mail on Aaron Sorkin and The Newsroom is absolutely perfect and you all need to read it. (via film-schooled) I loved this article. This line also stood out for me: “With one look into the steel arrogance behind Sorkin’s eyes, I am sure he...
At the heart of the emptiness there is born in me a sudden understanding.– Fabienne Verdier (via awritersruminations)
It was the uncertainties, the doubts, the questions that nudged the poetry into...– A Sense of Questing : Kim Cheng Boey on Poetry. (with thanks to rimeswriting)
life would be a lot easier if i didn’t have hopes or dreams.– well, alright:
If one candidate is trying to scare you, and the other’s trying to get you to...– Bill Clinton (via cayty)
There is no drunkenness equal to that of remembering whispered words in the...– Thornton Wilder (via journalofanobody)
The pitch you’re making when you pitch to a publisher is a financial one. You’re...– Tim Schafer on Kickstarter in a wonderful On The Media interview about his work (via austinkleon)
You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be.– David Scott (via spinningbutterfly)
As an atheist, I feel very strongly about the iniquity of attaching shame to our...– This quote from Nicole Cliffe makes me feel a lot of feelings. (via icarntspell)
daniellephant asked: I read your prose, Moons and Junes and Ferris Wheels, and it was absolutely lovely. I hope that there's more
angelaserratore asked: What should I wear to work to make the dreamy guy across the hall notice/fall in love with me?
Any NYC tumblr recommendations? Content definitely does not need to be NYC-specific, I’m just interested in following more folks from my city!
How To Be Rich
I woke up in a panic about my checking account. The panic was well-deserved, and I was lucky not to have bounced my rent check. Turns out a month of updating my summer wardrobe, buying fresh groceries, birthday gifts for friends and family members, father’s day, the Renegade craft fair, Revlon lip stain, artisanal chocolates, cab rides, dinners out, doctor’s visits, bottles of wine,...
What I have written—and how I came to write it—is most powerfully what I am.– Hortense Calisher (via theparisreview)
Be in love with your life. Every detail of it.– Jack Kerouac (via thatkindofwoman)
Goodbye, goodbye! There was so much to love, I could not love it all; I could...– Louise Bogan, in The Blue Estuaries: Poems (1923-1968), with thanks to journalofanobody (via electrichoney)
I’m not interested in your girlfriends and your grandmother. You don’t know...– Toni Morrison on ‘writing about what you know’ (via newshour)
That’s okay though. Not every person we love has to stick around.– from The Types of People You Will Fall in Love With In Your 20s by Ryan O’Connell (via remnant)
I have always lived violently, drunk hugely, eaten too much or not at all, slept...– John Steinbeck (via thatkindofwoman) In love with excess, always.
So be wise, because the world needs more wisdom. And if you cannot be wise,...– Neil Gaiman (via ricktimus)
To love someone else enough to forget about yourself even for one moment is to...– Jeanette Winterson, The Passion (via yesyes)