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"Poetry is the liquid voice that can wear through stone."
Adrienne Rich (via onthefritz007)
"No story sits by itself. Sometimes stories meet at corners and sometimes they cover one another completely, like stones beneath a river."
Mitch Albom, the five people you meet in heaven (via matt-is-just-around-the-corner)

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"It is a terrible thing to be so open: it is as if my heart put on a face and walked into the world."
Sylvia Plath (via silentrhythms)
"The sun sliced through the windshield, sealing me in light. I closed my eyes and felt the warmth on my eyelids. Sunlight traveled a long distance to reach this planet; an infinitesimal portion of that sunlight was enough to warm my eyelids. I was moved. That something as insignificant as an eyelid had its place in the workings on the universe, that the cosmic order did not overlook this momentary fact."
Haruki Murakami (via 33113)
"Sometimes I think the spaces between the stars are filled with your silence."
Sherry Thomas, Not Quite a Husband (via 4mbivalent)

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Martina Boone

If the ink of my writing morphed into ants, would they march along with my thoughts? Would they find my work as enjoyable as a picnic? If the answer is no, I wouldn’t hesitate to stomp all over my writing. 

 ― Jarod Kintz

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Somebody gets into trouble, then gets out of it again. People love that story. They never get tired of it.

~ Kurt Vonnegut


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"You can tell the deepest truths with the lies of fiction."
Isabel Allende
"A good piece of fiction, in my view, does not offer solutions. Good stories deal with our moral struggles, our uncertainties, our dreams, our blunders, our contradictions, our endless quest for understanding. Good stories do not resolve the mysteries of the human spirit but rather describe and expand up on those mysteries."
Tim O’Brien
"A half-read book is a half-finished love affair. ~ David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas)"
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
"We need stories so much that we’re even willing to read bad books to get them, if the good books won’t supply them. ~ Philip Pullman"
Philip Pullman
"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark. ~ Victor Hugo"
Victor Hugo
"There is darkness in light, there is pain in joy, and there are thorns on the rose. ~ Cate Tiernan"
Cate Tiernan
"Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.~ Roald Dahl"
Roald Dahl
"Stories you read when you’re the right age never quite leave you. You may forget who wrote them or what the story was called. Sometimes you’ll forget precisely what happened, but if a story touches you it will stay with you, haunting the places in your mind that you rarely ever visit."
Neil Gaiman, M is for Magic