W. W. Norton: Love Poem For College →
wwnorton: You hit on me. You hit on everyone. You pour gallons of lightning punch into a trash bag, promising that sobriety is just a 2 A.M. Waffle House away. You are always under construction. The earth shall be inherited by your trucks. Every semester brings new commandments Your blackboards are…
I don’t want to own anything until I know I’ve found the place where me and...– Truman Capote
The Frightening Truth About Desire
it’s on but i don’t know whether i want to be her, fuck her or borrow her clothes.
The first sentence of every novel should be: Trust me, this will take time but...– Michael Ondaatje (via writingadvice)
A monk told Joshu, “I have just entered the monastery. Please teach me.” Joshu asked, “Have you eaten your rice porridge? The monk replied, “I have eaten.” Joshu said, “Then you had better wash your bowl.” At that moment the monk was enlightened.
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated...– Martha Graham
Jonathan Franzen's Commencement Speech →
I finally got around to reading Jonathan Franzen’s commencement speech. (For some reason, watching videos of speeches makes me very uncomfortable.)
Q: Why do I act mean when flirting? A1: Because when I’m attracted to somebody, I become bold as a way to test them and see if they can stand up to my intellect. If they can’t, then I lose the attraction. A2: Because I am a 9-year old boy.
The impatience of the digital reader arises from culture, not from the essential...– Ellen Lupton, “Thinking with Type”
How hard it is to escape from places. However carefully one goes they hold you –...– Katherine Mansfield
Writers can generate industrial quantities of procrastination before their first...– Al Kennedy
Your Self is little more than your patterns. (if you’ve been looking) Nearly everything is situational, yet there are tendencies you fall back on. Even decades apart. There are behaviors that feel good and right, and those that feel uncomfortable. The lucky thing about patterns and behaviors is that they are quite malleable things.
Visions of Summer →