Don’t give up on books. They feel so good — their friendly heft. The sweet reluctance of their pages when you turn them with your sensitive fingertips. A large part of our brains is devoted to deciding whether what our hands are touching is good or bad for us. Any brain worth a nickel knows books are good for us. — Kurt Vonnegut
It’s a shallow life that doesn’t give a person a few scars. — Garrison Keillor
I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited. — Jorge Luis Borges
Be authentic to your dreams. Be authentic to your own idea about yourself. Grind away at your own minds and bodies until you become your own invention. Be mad scientists. — Warren Ellis
When shit brings you down, just say ‘fuck it’, and eat yourself some motherfucking candy. — David Sedaris
Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay. I’m always irritated by people who imply that writing fiction is an escape from reality. It is a plunge into reality and it’s very shocking to the system. — Flannery O’Connor
Everyone knows how to talk, and no one knows what to say. — Nick Hornby (via fuckyeahwritersquotesandwisdom)
honeyforthehomeless:

Kurt Vonnegut

honeyforthehomeless:

Kurt Vonnegut

amemento:

John Fante

amemento:

John Fante

Aspiring my ass. You write or you don’t. The curse of this profession is that it’s so much more fun being a writer than it is writing. — Gary Brandner
If you don’t change, then what’s the point of anything happening to you? It’ll still be happening to an unchanged person. Douglas Coupland