“Madness is a prerequisite for any good journalist”
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“I always feel like August should be the end of the year. It’s like everything is swirling toward a climax right now but in a few weeks, without any bitterness, it will be September again and things will be soft and cool and crisp.
“Don’t hold onto your bitterness.” That’s what I keep saying to myself.”
— Grant Van Sant, In Defense of Loneliness
“Life – not my life but life in general is immortal, cold and immutable, remote, and indifferent. Dirt only accumulates, and no amount of time or scrubbing can wash away the past.”
— Grant Van Sant, In Defense of Loneliness
“I am infinitely saddened by the fact that most of our weaknesses are not overcome but instead outgrown. They are not defeated by any triumph of the will, but after hours of intense worry and struggle, they are simply forgotten, absentmindedly abandoned for some new, subtler, and still more alluring form of self-destruction.”
— Grant Van Sant, In Defense of Loneliness
“People are always talking about originality; but what do they mean? As soon as we are born the world begins to work upon us; and this goes on to the end. And, after all, what can we call our own, except energy, strength, and will? If I could give an account of all that I owe to great predecessors and contemporaries, there would be but a small balance in my favour.”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  (via sleepystoryteller)

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“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (via bookmania)

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I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible.

John SteinbeckEast of Eden

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“Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot.”
— D.H. Lawrence  (via nofatnowhip)

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“My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn.”
— Louis Adamic (via thesemightysecrets)

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“You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.”
— Anatole France (via infinite-paradox)

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