Category: quotes

“That’s when you know you’ve found somebody special. When you can just shut the f*ck up for a minute and comfortably enjoy the silence.”

Quentin Tarantino

Stories – individual stories, family stories, national stories – are what stitch together the disparate elements of human existence into a coherent whole. We are story animals.

“I would like to be able to gently drift in and out of existence when I wanted to.”

Henry Rollins

I just go through life not doing anything to anyone, wreaking havoc left and right.

“Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word.”

George R.R. Martin

“I am the sea and nobody owns me.”

Astrid Lindgren, Pippi Longstocking

“I am made and remade continually. Different people draw different words from me.”

Virginia Woolf

I’ve heard the arguments against writing in public, and I’m compelled by them: There’s no real way to concentrate in a library or café, people tell me, and maybe they’re right….Either way, it’s hard to get much done. Here’s the rub though: I also get blocked at home, where I know all my playlists too well and where the closest thing I have to conversation is a photograph tacked to the wall above my desk….So I end up walking down to the café, where a crisp set of distractions kicks loose memory and feeling. And suddenly I can write again….

“The broken heart. You think you will die, but you just keep living, day after day after terrible day.”

Charles Dickens

“It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there, because it’s not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it’s that cold absence of feeling— that really hollowed-out feeling.”

J.K. Rowling