"To abide is to take a stance of grace and power. It says to the universe that you recognize that all is not certain, that things constantly change, but that you are willing to participate and stay true to your own character and its evolution; and that you recognize that you are smart enough and strong enough to do just that at the proper moment in time."
- OCD, the Dude, and Me by Lauren Roedy Vaughn
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"Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion."
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"Where words leave off, music begins."
- Heinrich Heine
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"Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: Let’s not forget this."
- Dave Eggers
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"This was another of our fears: that Life wouldn’t turn out to be like Literature."
- Julian Barnes
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"Who would call a day spent reading a good day? But a life spent reading—that is a good life. A day that closely resembles every other day of the past ten or twenty years does not suggest itself as a good one. But who would not call Pasteur’s life a good one, or Thomas Mann’s?"
- Annie Dillard (via writersrelief)
"Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words."
- Edgar Allan Poe (via bookporn)
"Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been."
- John Greenleaf Whittier (via booksandnerds)
"I still love the book-ness of books, the smell of books: I am a book fetishist—books to me are the coolest and sexiest and most wonderful things there are."
- Neil Gaiman (Locus, February 2005)
"It’s hard for me to believe that people who read very little - or not at all in some cases - should presume to write and expect people to like what they have written. Can I be blunt on this subject? If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time - or the tools - to write. Simple as that."
- Stephen King (via writingquotes)