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"Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced."
Aldous Huxley
"If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends), “Am I really a writer? Am I really an artist?” chances are you are. The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. The real one is scared to death."
Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles

Down the long and silent street,
The dawn, with silver-sandaled feet,
Crept like a frightened girl.

~ Oscar Wilde

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Martina Boone

Most kids don’t believe in fairy tales very long. Once they hit six or seven they put away “Cinderella” and her shoe fetish, “The Three Little Pigs” with their violation of building codes, “Miss Muffet” and her well-shaped tuffet—all forgotten or discounted. And maybe that’s the way it has to be. To survive in the world, you have to give up the fantasies, the make-believe. The only trouble is that it’s not all make-believe. Some parts of the fairy tales are all too real, all too true. There might not be a Red Riding Hood, but there is a Big Bad Wolf. No Snow White, but definitely an Evil Queen. No obnoxiously cute blond tots, but a child-eating witch…

― Rob Thurman, Nightlife

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If you truly love a book, you should sleep with it, write in it, read aloud from it, and fill its pages with muffin crumbs. ~ Anne Fadiman

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Writing is one of the few careers for which you essentially train yourself, the other two major ones being juggling and pickpocketing.

~ Maureen Johnson

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I see you in the light of the water, in the swaying of the young trees in the spring wind. I see you in the shadows of the great oaks, I hear your voice in the cry of the owl at night. You are the blood in my veins, and the beating of my heart. You are my first waking thought, and my last sigh before sleeping. You are - you are bone of my bone, and breath of my breath.

~ Juliet Marillier, Daughter of the Forest

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Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. ~ Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

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A poet is a man who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms, to be struck by lightning five or six times. ~ Randall Jarrell

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"We write, not with the fingers, but with the whole person. The nerve which controls the pen winds itself about every fibre of our being, threads the heart, pierces the liver."
Virginia Woolf, Orlando: A Biography
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It took me a while to finish a book. Too long. And you know, it doesn’t matter how good a writer you are unless you finish what you start! I think this is the hardest part for most people who want to write. I was in my mid-30s before I figured it out. The brain plays tricks. You can be convinced you’re following your dream, or that you’re going to start tomorrow, and years can pass like that. Years.

The thing is, there will be pressure to adjust your expectations, always shrinking them, shrinking, shrinking, until they fit in your pocket like a folded slip of paper, and you know what happens to folded slips of paper in your pocket. They go through the wash and get ruined. Don’t ever put your dream in your pocket. If you have to put it somewhere, get one of those holsters for your belt, like my dad has for his phone, so you can whip it out at any moment.

Hello there, dream.

Also, don’t be realistic. The word “realistic” is poison. Who decides?

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Laini Taylor
"After all, reading is arguably a far more creative and imaginative process than writing; when the reader creates emotion in their head, or the colors of the sky during the setting sun, or the smell of a warm summer’s breeze on their face, they should reserve as much praise for themselves as they do for the writer - perhaps more."
~ Jasper Fforde, The Well of Lost Plots
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"After all, reading is arguably a far more creative and imaginative process than writing; when the reader creates emotion in their head, or the colors of the sky during the setting sun, or the smell of a warm summer’s breeze on their face, they should reserve as much praise for themselves as they do for the writer - perhaps more."

~ Jasper Fforde, The Well of Lost Plots

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It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas, for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry and in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

She has to give it a shot somehow.

~ Rosemarie Urquico

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"I don’t love you as if you were a rose of salt, topaz, or arrow of carnations that propogate fire: I love you as one loves certain obscure things, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.”
~ Pablo Neruda, Sonnet XVII
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"I don’t love you as if you were a rose of salt, topaz,
or arrow of carnations that propogate fire:
I love you as one loves certain obscure things,
secretly, between the shadow and the soul.”

~ Pablo Neruda, Sonnet XVII

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"Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible form of magic, capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it."

Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II (via co0lteen)

(J. K. Rowling)

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