"A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us."
— W.H. Auden (via wordsaretimeless)
"You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming."
— Pablo Neruda (via wholelottaquotes)
"Some words build houses in your throat. And they live there, content and on fire."
— Nayyirah Waheed (via perfect)
(Source: miguu, via brouhahamagazine)
"Just start the sentence…and see what happens. This is how we write."
— Jincy Willett, The Writing Class (via writingweasels)
(Source: wordpainting, via writeworld)
"A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us."
— Franz Kafka, The Trial (via larmoyante)
"We tell each other stories to help each other live. That’s why I read poetry. I read poetry to stay alive. That’s why I went to poetry in the first place, that’s why I stay with it, that’s why I’ll never leave it."
— Marie Howe, interviewed by Victoria Redel for BOMB Magazine (via bostonpoetryslam)