October 1st, 2014
Pain is just another form of information.
DeLilo, Don. Underworld. (via wordsnquotes)

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The true life is not reducible to words spoken or written, not by anyone, ever. The true life takes place when we’re alone, thinking, feeling, lost in memory, dreamily self-aware, the submicroscopic moments. He said this more than once, Elster did, in more than one way. His life happened, he said, when he sat staring at a blank wall, thinking about dinner…

He said we do this all the time, all of us, we become ourselves beneath the running thoughts and dim images, wondering idly when we’ll die. This is how we live and think whether we know it or not. These are the unsorted thoughts we have looking out the train window, small dull smears of meditative panic.

Don DeLillo, Point Omega (via liquidnight)

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s0lve-et-coagula:

I WANTED YOU TO SAVE ME.

How strange it is. We have these deep terrible lingering fears about ourselves and the people we love. Yet we walk around, talk to people, eat and drink. We manage to function. The feelings are deep and real. Shouldn’t they paralyze us? How is it we can survive them, at least for a little while? We drive a car, we teach a class. How is it no one sees how deeply afraid we were, last night, this morning? Is it something we all hide from each other, by mutual consent? Or do we share the same secret without knowing it? Wear the same disguise?
Don DeLillo (via 13neighbors)

D ok

September 30th, 2014
September 26th, 2014
It is so much simpler to bury reality than it is to dispose of dreams.
Don Delillo

amandaonwriting:

These were the Writers Write posts you enjoyed most in August 2014.

  1. Eight Commonly Misused Words - Common mistakes made by writers
  2. Punctuation Personality Types - Which one are you?
  3. Why you need strong verbs when you write - Three ways strong verbs improve your writing
  4. 20 Literary Quotes About Cats - Writers have always been fascinated by cats
  5. What does it take to write a book? The five qualities published authors share
  6. Start here: Three things you need to do at the beginning of your novel
  7. Six Fascinating Character Types - Characters should be fascinating
  8. The Plot Maker - Create a rom com storyline in five easy steps
  9. Tolkien’s 10 Tips For Writers
  10. Five Ways to Make Description Work in Your Novel - Description is a way to engage the reader’s imagination.
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Jakwob - Electrify ft. Jetta

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September 25th, 2014
But nobody ever forgot anything, not really, though sometimes they pretended, when it suited them. Memories were permanent. Sorrowful ones remained sad even with the passing of time, yet happy ones could never be recreated - not with the same joy. Remembering bred its own peculiar sorrow. It seemed so unfair: that time should render both sadness and happiness into a source of pain.
Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance (via larmoyante)
Death is always on the way, but the fact that you don’t know when it will arrive seems to take away from the finiteness of life. It’s that terrible precision that we hate so much. But because we don’t know, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens a certain number of times, and a very small number, really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that’s so deeply a part of your being that you can’t even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four or five times more. Perhaps not even. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless.
Paul Bowles, The Sheltering Sky (via larmoyante)
Three o’clock in the morning. The soft April night is looking at my windows and caressingly winking at me with its stars. I can’t sleep, I am so happy.
Anton Chekhov, About Love and Other Stories (via larmoyante)
September 24th, 2014
Here I became aware of the world’s tenderness, the profound beneficence of all that surrounded me, the blissful bond between me and all of creation, and I realized that the joy I sought in you was not only secreted within you, but breathed around me everywhere, in the speeding street sounds, in the hem of a comically lifted skirt, in the metallic yet tender drone of the wind, in the autumn clouds bloated with rain. I realized that the world does not represent a struggle at all, or a predaceous sequence of chance events, but the shimmering bliss, beneficent trepidation, a gift bestowed upon us and unappreciated.
Vladimir Nabokov, “Beneficience” in The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov (via larmoyante)
thefallofkain:

John Ruskin, The South Side of St Mark’s from the Loggia of the Ducal Palace, Venice circa 1851
Pencil and watercolour heightened with white, on 3 pieces of paper, 95.9 x 45.4 cm

thefallofkain:

John Ruskin, The South Side of St Mark’s from the Loggia of the Ducal Palace, Venice circa 1851

Pencil and watercolour heightened with white, on 3 pieces of paper, 95.9 x 45.4 cm

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