Virginia Woolf (via embryons)
ahhh so excited :D
"Writing is not a job, something you do. It’s something you are, something you can’t not be. Being a writer is not a matter of being published, or wearing sweaters with leather patches on the elbows, or smoking a pipe. It’s about being so bewitched by language that writing seems real, and life by comparison feels like a dream."
Adair Lara, You Know You’re A Writer When (via ten—million—fireflies)
"There is nothing wrong with anxiety.
It is part of the human condition to want to receive the thing we are waiting for as quickly as possible.
Or to drive away whatever is causing our fear….
Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it-just as we have learned to live with storms."
Paulo Coelho (via arcaninefire)
Henry Miller (via writingquotes)
André Breton, Art Poétique, in collaboration with Jean Schuster (via frenchtwist)
Robert Heinlein (via writingquotes)
"Once you realise that the road is the goal and that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal, but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and simple, in itself an ecstasy."
Nisargadatta (via thatkindofwoman)
It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by. How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment? For the moment passes, it is forgotten; the mood is gone; life itself is gone. That is where the writer scores over his fellows: he catches the changes of his mind on the hop.
— Vita Sackville-West (9 Mar 1892 – 2 Jun 1962)
The Edwardians by Vita Sackville-West