Writers are engineers of human souls.

Yury Olesha (via shortstoriesanalyzed)
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The purpose of literature is to turn blood into ink.

T.S. Eliot (via shortstoriesanalyzed)
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You just spent 30 days writing around 1,600 words a day. It will be terrible. There will be places where you wrote [RETURN TO THIS SCENE AT A LATER DATE] or [SOMETHING TERRIBLE HAPPENS FIGURE IT OUT AFTER CHRISTMAS]. That’s okay.

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One couldn’t go on forever kissing comparative strangers behind half-closed doors.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, A Woman with A Past (via fitzgeraldquotes)
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There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.

Irving StoneClarence Darrow for the Defense (via feellng)
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Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.

 Anton Chekhov (via feellng)
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Writers don’t make any money at all. We make about a dollar. It is terrible. But then again we don’t work either. We sit around in our underwear until noon then go downstairs and make coffee, fry some eggs, read the paper, read part of a book, smell the book, wonder if perhaps we ourselves should work on our book, smell the book again, throw the book across the room because we are quite jealous that any other person wrote a book, feel terribly guilty about throwing the schmuck’s book across the room because we secretly wonder if God in heaven noticed our evil jealousy, or worse, our laziness. We then lie across the couch facedown and mumble to God to forgive us because we are secretly afraid He is going to dry up all our words because we envied another man’s stupid words. And for this, as I said, we are paid a dollar. We are worth so much more.

Donald Miller (via writingquotes)
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Each moment is a place
you’ve never been.

Mark Strand, New Selected Poems (via wordsaretimeless)
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