"Writers are always interchanging in some way, just as the air we breathe doesn’t belong to one place."
— Pablo Neruda (via theparisreview)
"Perhaps you can write better if you leave the mistakes."
— Jorge Luis Borges (via theparisreview)
"When I’m really into a novel, I’m seeing the world differently during that time— not just for the hour or so in the day when I get to read. I’m actually walking around in a haze, spellbound by the book and looking at everything through a different prism."
— Colin Firth (via duttonbooks)
"Your head is a living forest full of song birds."
— e.e. cummings (via morigrrl)
(Source: seabois, via brouhahamagazine)
"When I was learning how to critique other writers’ stories, one of my biggest lessons was this: Critique the story they wrote, not the story you wish they’d written."
— Jodi Meadows (via tristinawright)
"Today when I begin writing I’m aware: something that I don’t understand drives this engine."
— Donald Hall (via theparisreview)