For me, personally, the point of writing is to connect me to this world, to my...– Matt Haig, ”30 things to tell a book snob.”
fishingboatproceeds: the-blog-of-anne-frank: I just realized that “pun intended” is a pun on “unintended” and I’m literally about to gouge my eyes out I’m so angry This. Changes. Everything.
… but I can see what I would miss in leaving- / the way her ankles go into her...– Excerpt from Tony Hoagland’s “Windchime” (via letterswapwithm)
Language is in itself is a technology of self-creation, and the media...– So I Shall be Written, So I Shall be Performed (via azspot)
The best way to use Twitter? I don’t wanna brag, but I do have 1.5 million...– John Green, #1 New York TImes Bestselling Author (via rachelfershleiser) (It’s true, though.)
teawithaview: Have you ever started to check your tumblr in the middle of getting dressed and half an hour later you’re still standing in your underwear with one sock on and also 15 minutes late.
beau-friend: queer hogwarts kids making buttons w/ preferred pronouns on them that are charmed to yell when ppl use the wrong ones
It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this...– Hugh Laurie (via thealderist)
The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the...– Papa Hemingway (via thealderist)
For a second, I felt confused about who I’d been at any point before this. And...– ‘Thing About When I Worked at a “Treasure Island” Grocery Store in Chicago, Illinois’ from Hurt Others by Sam Pink (via muumuuhouse)
What I really like to learn how to do is to build sentences that are equal to...– Richard Powers (via theparisreview)
How Your Language Affects Your Wealth and Health →
Chen’s recent findings suggest that an unlikely factor, language, strongly affects our future-oriented behavior. Some languages strongly distinguish the present and the future. Other languages only weakly distinguish the present and the future. Chen’s recent research suggests that people who speak languages that weakly distinguish the present and the future are better prepared for the future....
To be alive: not just the carcass But the spark. That’s crudely put, but … If...– Gregory Orr (via invisibleforeigner)
dirtyoldgentlemen: I’m not sure exactly when it would have been chronologically, but I was in my early 20’s. And I almost did something horribly fucking awful. I was living in my first totally untamed bachelor experience, coinciding with my late-bloomer social status and discovery of alcohol’s power to take the pointy edges off of inhibition. It often felt like it wasn’t so much that the me was...
When things get tough, this is what you should do: Make good art. I’m serious....– Neil Gaiman’s 2012 commencement address to Philadelphia’s University of the Arts (via irisblasi) Cat exploded…
sierrademulder: When he doesn’t want to look at it, to rest his cheek against my thigh and peer into the pink tenderness, to examine where my body becomes and unbecomes itself, I can only assume that it is true what they say about God: it is impossible for man to look upon the face of the sublime and not be ruined by it. The splendor would be insufferable. How soft and quiet it is, where the...
BEANNACHT for Josie On the day when the weight deadens on your shoulders...– John o’Donahue (via awakeinthedream)
superlinguo: wuglife: “Janice Jackson, another team member who is also working on a Ph.D. in communication disorders, conducted an experiment using pictures of Sesame Street characters to test children’s comprehension of the “habitual be” construction. She showed the kids a picture in which Cookie Monster is sick in bed with no cookies while Elmo stands nearby eating cookies. When she asked,...
Chico busca chica
At the bus stop, at a little distance from the timetable listing departures, there was a handwritten, photocopied sheet of paper taped carefully to the wall. The writing was tiny and neat, the lines ruler-straight. When I leaned in closely to read I did so self-consciously, aware that I was breaking the unspoken rule of appearing as disinterested in life as possible when waiting for a bus or...
Step 295: Print this out for your laundry room
Every first draft is perfect, because all a first draft has to do is exist.– Jane Smiley (via inspired-to-write)