Judith Hanson Lasater
Taken from MANTRAS zine
This zine is a culmination of how i got myself thru/still getting myself thru things and also things that i love and things that make me happy, mostly Stevie Nicks. I hope i don’t come off as someone who has her shit together, most of this zine is me yelling at myself and it’s really difficult to follow the directions that i give to myself, like “TAKE WHAT’S YOURS” and “DON’T HIDE!” it’s very difficult and on most days i don’t follow these directions and i fail completely. But i still yell at myself because it’s necessary that i always have these things etched in me so i have something to hold on to when shit hits the fan. - Fabiola
Here’s to the oncoming Autumn.
My favorite month; my favorite season— here it comes!
William Saroyan (via larmoyante)
"'But what was the point?' I demanded, sitting up with a groan. 'I nearly went mad, I didn't understand any of it, and I've as good as forgotten it all again.'
‘It’s always the same with demanding literature,’ Homuncolossus replied as he helped me to my feet."
Walter Moers, The City of Dreaming Books (via girllikeashadow)
J.K. Rowling (via quotes-shape-us)
Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, “O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?” Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?
Rest in peace.
Leonard S. Marcus: "What do you tell young people who say they want to write?"
Tamora Pierce: “I say that you have to find your own way of doing things. One reason that I read so many books about how other writers work is that I want to be able to tell kids, “So-and-So does it this way….
Judith Hanson Lasater
"The worst thing you can do is censor yourself as the pencil hits the paper. You must not edit until you get it all on paper. If you can put everything down, stream-of-consciousness, you’ll do yourself a service."
Stephen Sondheim (via maxkirin)