'Some women choose to follow men, and some women...
fuckyeahladygaga: Lady Gaga on Romanticism & her career. Submitted by newyorkcityisonfire
Threads that are golden don’t break easily.– from the song Horses by Tori Amos
Because We Like a Little Dickinson with Our...
deadwriters: Will there really be a “Morning”? Will there really be a “Morning”? Is there such a thing as “Day”? Could I see it from the mountains If I were as tall as they? Has it feet like Water lilies? Has it feathers like a Bird? Is it brought from famous countries Of which I have never heard? Oh some Scholar! Oh some Sailor! Oh some Wise Men from the skies! Please to tell a little...
Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take is the...– Paulo Coelho (via kari-shma) (via quote-book) (via recyclablewords)
Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are...– Sylvia Plath (via somethingsomewhere) (via evolutionarily-sweet) (via etherealhazard) (via eatbonesandshitghosts) (via extranuance) (via retrochic)
To create anything is to undergo the humbling and strange experience—like...– from The Lives of the Muses by Francine Prose
To dias-y-flores (again):
I seem to write these to you often but you have asked me a few questions and I feel the need to answer them. I have not read Montaigne and did not know that he was an influence of Woolf’s. I know she was a lover of Milton and Tolstoy and even learned Russian to read the latter. I’m thrilled to hear that you may want to contribute an essay on a writer you love. It’s so hard to...
I’m sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody.– Franny and Zooey, J.D. Salinger (via fuckyeahliteraryquotes)
The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.– Mark Twain (via conflate) (via theburrowedhearts) (via simplyadreamer) (via booklover)
For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a...– Anne Lamott (via wordpainting)
To belong entirely to oneself - that is what constitutes the thing we call life.– from First Love by Turgenev taken from a passage posted by graemebooks
redhead bouquet: beautiful bodies. →
here’s the thing. i do not hate skinny girls. i do not think jutting hipbones are ugly or that seeing ribs is unnatural or that you are wrong or not a “real woman” or whatever because you are thin. i’m not for that kind of girl on girl hate. i don’t see it as productive at all, and i try to make… I just had to reblog this because it needs to be read and it needs to be absorbed. I have...
To Tori Amos Fans:
For all the people out there who follow me and love Tori Amos, I have just started a tumblr devoted to her. It’s called http://allabouttoriamos.tumblr.com and it’s just a place where I will post more quotes, lots of photographs and videos and anything else Tori-related and that satiates my appetite for her music and personality. If it interests you please join and share the passion. I...
Give me life, give me pain, give me myself again.– Tori Amos
There is room for everybody on the planet to be creative and conscious if you...– Tori Amos
Some people are afraid of what they might find if they try to analyze themselves...– Tori Amos
Father at the Crematorium, Ed Ochester
poetry365: His casket is fumed oak. Cheeks rouged, mustache and nails still growing, his thin lips rest in set mockery; as always, silence is his last word. My mother floats like the ash of a burnt note along the banks of flowers. Distant relatives whisper politely about money. Two attendants laugh to kill time in the afternoon. At last I understand his stillness. Now his nails curl into my...
You asked what I would recommend by Katherine Mansfield. She created a fairly slim volume of work over her lifetime—less than one hundred stories all together and never wrote a novel. I often don’t like recommending writers because we all have different tastes and someone that I like may not be to your needs. What I can tell you about are certain stories of hers that I find compelling...
It is impossible to discourage the real writers - they don’t give a damn what...– Sinclair Lewis (via ilovereadingandwriting) (via booklover)
Loneliness is like sitting in an empty room and being aware of the space around...– Kent Nerburn (via rootee) (via fuckyeahsolitude) (via citygypsy) (via bugseatbooks) (via booklover)
There’s been a lot of talk lately about how technology is changing our lives but not in a good way. Experts point to kids always jabbing the keys on their cell phones to send text messages to friends that are right beside of them; or how families don’t talk anymore; how we’re all reading less and have dwindling attention spans. All of these are valid arguments. We all recognize...
Just wanted to mention that I also have four other blogs, two of them just created today. They are: http://katherinemansfieldproject.tumblr.com a blog dedicated to the life and work of one of my favorite writers http://avanishedtime.tumblr.com a blog dedicated to my love of vintage photography and old paintings. They are compiled from various blogs that I follow. http://musesofart.tumblr.com is...
What I know is there is magic in learning.– from A Mercy by Toni Morrison
If you never read this, none will. These careful words, closed up and wide open,...– from A Mercy by Toni Morrison
We never shape the world…The world shapes us– from A Mercy by Toni Morrison
Poetry is something in-between the dream and its interpretation.– Lou Andreas-Salome
Anne Sexton podcast →
missworld: (via bookbits) I THINK YOU MIGHT LIKE THIS REDHEADBOUQUET
To all writers:
About a week or so ago I got the idea of having writers who follow me write essays about a writer that they love. I shared this idea with another blogger, redheadbouquet, and she really liked the idea. So I am putting out the call to anybody who might like to participate. Choose a writer that you love and write a passionate essay about them. Post the essay on your site and then I will reblog...
A MESSAGE TO CERTAIN FOLLOWERS:
TO THISISMYDANCECARD: Thank you for the words you wrote to me. I was not expecting them and I am also glad that I started following you as well and I look foward to what you will be sharing in the future. You don’t know how much I needed those words. ********************************************************************************** TO DIAS-Y-FLORES: I live in small town, USA. I live in a...
All my life I’ve thought I needed someone to complete me, now I know I need to...– The Mermaid Chair, Sue Monk Kidd (via fuckyeahliteraryquotes)
When I am so often prone to thinking about what I have lost, it is books that...– A Writer’s Ruminations
To My Followers
I just want to say thank you to all the people who look at my blog and read the postings. You can’t know what it means to me. I really am a nobody living in the middle of nowhere and to be able to connect with people all around the world is absolutely amazing to me. I cherish your support.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my...– Maya Angelou, Gather Together in My Name (via reveillerlimagination)
I’ve been thinking of books lately; of their feel and their presence in my life; of where I’ve found them and how I’ve found them, either new or used, in great condition or somewhat delapidated. I’ve thought of the thrill I used to get in buying them for cheap prices. How I’ve depended on them and relished them and abused them. But then I see the loneliness too. I see...