After almost four years to the day, my electric guitar no longer functions. It’s been falling apart for years, but now the amp won’t even pick it up. Woe.
Destiny is what you are supposed to do in life. Fate is what kicks you in the...– Henry Miller (via kcnightfire)
If you wake up in hell or in heaven, tell the angels we’re here
I cannot write here; not like this, not now, not under these circumstances. I cannot write here; and thus I shall write. The current dilemma, the one and only, the only conundrum there ever is. Dissipating the consciousness into prose is quite simply the ultimate high. Words are not recordings of life, the five senses, awareness; no, Prose is at the basis, and life is thenceforth enacted. ...
We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which...– Jean-Paul Sartre (via divided)
Why Writers Belong Behind Bars →
fictionz: ‘Literary distraction seems a very modern problem. These days, distracted writers tend to blame the Internet, whose constant temptations shred our attention spans, fragment every minute and reduce us to a permanent state of anxiety, checking e-mail every 30 seconds — “like masturbating monkeys,” a writer friend once put it, a phrase of which Sade himself might have approved. But...
Surely every one realizes, at some point along the way, that he is capable of...– — Henry Miller (via zenhumanism)
Tis almost August. I think I’m the only person this excited about returning to school. Summer has been terrible: unsuccessful job hunting, sleeping on my parents’ couch, feeling like a bum. I miss having a room, having a bed. But hey, it’s hardships like these which shape us into better people, I like to think.
A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose...– Roald Dahl (via bookmania)
And thus for the first time my unhappiness was regarded no longer as a...– Marcel Proust, Swann’s Way
I was urged to give up the idea of writing. I had to learn, as Balzac did, that...– Tropic Of Capricorn, Henry Miller (via takesamuscle)
It is never too late to be what you might have been.– George Eliot (via bookmania)
Es una ladrona, detenedla ya!
The suffering or the bad memories are as important as the good memories, and the...– Steven Wilson (via the-blackdahlia)
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did he would cease to...– Oscar Wilde (via bookmania)
She still really only exists for me as a strange mixture of daydream and present...– Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves (via t—d)
There will be more calamities, more death, more despair. Not the slightest...– Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer (via vacuidad)
It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have...– Chuck Palahniuk (via ohsomelissa)
The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly,...– Henry Miller (via dandeleo)
The last thing you want is to let her leave like this. You want to hold her, and...– Kafka on the shore by Haruki Murakami (via maddeningcaravan)
… shadow seeks shadow, then both leaf and leaf-shadow are lost.– H. D., from “Evening” (via proustitute)
Let’s face it - English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant nor ham...– (via -sorry)
And now, in the shadowed half of the world, to sleep.– Virginia Woolf, “Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid,” 1940 (via the-final-sentence)
… yet will I still adore Thy sacred Name, al though I write no more; ...– Richard Barnfield, from “To His Mistresse” (via proustitute)
All poets write in a foreign language, even when they are monolingual. And all...– Ilan Stavans, from “True Poets Don’t Belong to Any Country” (via ahuntersheart)
I will name wilderness the castle which you were, Night your voice, absence...– Yves Bonnefoy, from “True Name,” trans. Galway Kinnell (via tkfire)
Most of the bands today feel manufactured.Almost like boy bands with guitars.I...– Mikael Akerfeldt[on the state of metal] (via fuckyeahrealbandquotes)
One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.– Henry Miller (via theannoyingtourist)
Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to...– Henry Miller (via sharayahread)
Do you ever wonder whether people would like you more or less if they could see...– John Green (via 24ribs)
I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive. – Henry Miller (via substancem)
She rises up out of a sea of faces and embraces me, embraces me passionately—- a...– Henry Miller (via wondlust)
What I saw wasn’t a ghost. It was simply—myself. I can never forget how...– Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman (via proustitute)
Sometimes I think the human heart is just a simple shelf. There’s only so much...– Jodi Picoult, House Rules (via anditslove)
But I do adore you - every part of you from heel to hair. Never will you shake...– Virginia Woolf to Vita Sackville West,1928. (via fuckyeahvirginiawoolf)