Excerpt from “Question” by May Swenson

Excerpt from “Question” by May Swenson

(Source: poetsandwriters)

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"The purpose of literature is to turn blood into ink."

— T.S. Eliot (via peterthewebslingerparker)

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"Some books are so familiar that reading them is like returning home again."

— Jo March, Little Women (via simplelittlebookworm)

(Source: speaklivewrite, via unabridgedbookstore)

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"Perhaps you can write better if you leave the mistakes."

Jorge Luis Borges (via theparisreview)

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"I don’t like to talk to people, because I can’t express myself satisfactorily. I don’t say the things I mean."

— Greta Garbo (via aestheticintrovert)

(Source: ntrvrts, via brouhahamagazine)

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"There should be no fear of failure. What are we so afraid of? We have stories to tell."

Caryn Mandabach (producer)

(Source: jamesgrantbrown, via writeworld)

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"Endlessness runs in you like leaves on the tree of night."

— Anne Carson, “TV Men: The Sleeper” (via differenceetrepetition)

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lastnightsreading:

Martin Amis at the PEN World Voices Festival, 5/3/14

lastnightsreading:

Martin Amis at the PEN World Voices Festival, 5/3/14

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"When you know better, you do better."

— Maya Angelou (via larmoyante)

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explore-blog:

A conversation with author Dani Shapiro on vulnerability, writing, the creative life, and how to live with presence.
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