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18 Sep 14 at 1 am

(Source: samgough, via mslonelyhearts)

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18 Sep 14 at 1 am

explore-blog:

Georgia O’Keeffe on art, life, and setting priorities – wisdom from a lifetime of letters to her best friend.

explore-blog:

Georgia O’Keeffe on art, life, and setting priorities – wisdom from a lifetime of letters to her best friend.
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18 Sep 14 at 1 am

did-you-kno:

"Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo" is a grammatically correct sentence that inspired a lyric in the song "Buffalo" by Alt-J. Source

did-you-kno:

"Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo" is a grammatically correct sentence that inspired a lyric in the song "Buffalo" by Alt-J.  Source
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18 Sep 14 at 1 am

In a Reddit AMA about his new book, novelist David Mitchell reflects on the role of daily routine and work ethic in writing, echoing Isabel Allende’s memorable words: “Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too.”

Anthony Trollope put it in even more unambiguous terms a century and a half earlier in his advice on how to be a successful writer:

My belief of book writing is much the same as my belief as to shoemaking. The man who will work the hardest at it, and will work with the most honest purpose, will work the best.

(via explore-blog)

"I have kids [so] my routine has to fit in around being a dad. But that’s okay — in real life you can’t wait around for the Muse to show up, you have to look at the clock, think “I have 45 minutes before I have to be at the school gates”, and work out a scene or polish a piece of dialogue, etc. Oddly enough the time constraint can focus you and bring out the best in you. More generally, the things you think are stopping you writing — being ill, or having to do a dull part-time job, or looking after a relative — are things that can feed into your work in the future. Utility is largely a matter of perception."

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17 Sep 14 at 11 pm

Mother Teresa (via breanna-lynn)

(via lyshaeskro)

"Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in the small things, because it is in them that your strength lies."

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17 Sep 14 at 3 pm

Simone de Beauvoir, from a letter to Nelson Algren (via petrichour)

(Source: violentwavesofemotion, via georgiatrimble)

"I miss you, you know, I miss your lips, your hands, your whole warm and strong body, and your face and your smiles, your voice. I miss you. But I like missing you so hard because it makes me feel strongly that you are not a dream, you are real, you are living, and I’ll meet you again."

""If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month." - Theodore Roosevelt"

Guy: What do girls do at sleepovers?
Me: Pass the Bechdel test.