Poets & Writers

Oct 19

“So many people talk about ‘fiction’ or ‘the writer’ as though you could generalize about them.” — Aldous Huxley (via theparisreview)

“Hell is the absence of the people you long for.” — Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven (via dustyhalo)

(via nationalbook)

Oct 18

“I’ll hold on to the world tight some day. I’ve got one finger on it now; that’s a beginning.” — Ray BradburyFahrenheit 451 (via likeafieldmouse)

“Knowing you have something good to read before bed is among the most pleasurable of sensations.” — Vladimir Nabokov (via strandbooks)

(via overlookpress)

Oct 17

“Axiom: you are a sea.
Your eye-
lids curve over chaos

My hands, where they touch you, create
small inhabited islands

Soon you will be
all earth: a known
land, a country.” — Margaret Atwood, “Axiom,” from The Animals in that Country
(via wiltedbones)

(via brouhahamagazine)

Oct 13

“I want to laugh so that later I can get angry like I need to get. I want to make and think something funny and tender and kind so that I recognize the opposite when it comes for me, so that I can say ‘No’ to a corporation, so that I cannot buy what someone means to sell me. Poetry is so high stakes. Humor is wholly tied up in those stakes for me.” — Wendy Xu, interviewed by Ben Seanor for Front Porch Journal (via bostonpoetryslam)

Oct 12

“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different.” — C.S. Lewis  (via fukwhore)

(Source: onlinecounsellingcollege, via brouhahamagazine)

“The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Morituri Salutamus (via randomhouse)

(via thearspoetica)

Oct 11

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Ella Frances Sanders

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Ella Frances Sanders

“Give up the notion that you must be sure of what you are doing. Instead, surrender to what is real within you, for that alone is sure.” — Baruch Spinoza (via likeafieldmouse)