Category: quotes

“She was saying goodbye and she didn’t even know it.”

“She was saying goodbye and she didn’t even know it.”

Markus Zusak

“It takes strength and courage to admit the truth.”

“It takes strength and courage to admit the truth.”

Rick Riordan

Music forecasts the past, recalls the future. …

Music forecasts the past, recalls the future. Now and then the difference falls away, and in one simple gift of circling sound, the ear solves the scrambled cryptogram. One abiding rhythm, present and always, and you’re free. But a few measures more, and the cloak of time closes back around you.

“I know so many last words. But I will never know hers.”

“I know so many last words. But I will never know hers.”

John Green

When working on a novel, I write every day, 8:…

When working on a novel, I write every day, 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, following very strict routines: starting and finishing at the same time, and aiming to get a certain quota of work done. Over time I’ve developed a Pavlovian response to my rituals: When I take the first sip of coffee at 8:00 AM, my brain flips a switch and I’m in writing mode.

Time travel is real, Daniel said. We do it all…

Time travel is real, Daniel said. We do it all the time. Moment to moment, minute to minute.

Let us discuss the condition of my desk. It is…

Let us discuss the condition of my desk. It is messy, mildly messy. The messiness is both physical (coffee cups, cigarette ash) and spiritual (unpaid bills, unwritten novels). The emotional life of the man who sits at the desk is also messy — I am in love with a set of twins, Hilda and Heidi, and in a fit of enthusiasm I have joined the Bolivian army. The apartment in which the desk is located seems to have been sublet from Moonbeam McSwine. In the streets outside the apartment melting snow has revealed a choice assortment of decaying et cetera. Furthermore, the social organization of the country is untidy, the world’s situation in disarray. How do I render all this messiness, and if I succeed, what have I done?

But even thinking that brought on an incredibl…

But even thinking that brought on an incredible isolation, a suspicion she’d always had, she didn’t belong anywhere, she was going to outlive everyone she knew. She was going to be alone, the same as her mother.

You have to ask yourself two questions: Who am…

You have to ask yourself two questions: Who am I? And how may I become myself?

You must never behave as if your life belongs …

You must never behave as if your life belongs to a man. Do you hear me?… Your life belongs to you and you alone.