“ Overwhelmed by lack of time, race of time, speed of time, I retreat into non-thought - merely into Epicurean sensual observations and desires - momentary ephemeral flashes of well being and ill-being. Do I think? After a fashion. Do I put myself in other people’s minds and viscera? No. Not half enough. Do I listen? Yes. Do I create? No. I reproduce. I have no imagination. I am submerged in circling ego. I listen, God knows why. I say I am interested in people. Am I rationalizing? Maybe it’s too uncomfortable to know much of anything. ”
by Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals Of Sylvia Plath (via fleurstains)

(via starmaps)

“ Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now. Live it, feel it, cling to it. I want to become acutely aware of all I’ve taken for granted. ”
by Sylvia Plath, “The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath”  (via petrichour)

(Source: lifeinpoetry, via moonii)

Have you gotten your hands on a new computer now, since your answering questions again? :) If so, congratulations on your new investment!
by Anonymous

I’m still relying on my phone with the messages, but I should get a new computer this weekend. (Until then I’ll be doing less scrolling down a dashboard and more museums, long walks, daytime movies, coffee dates, etc.)

“ All you need now is to stand at the window and let your rhythmical sense open and shut, open and shut, boldly and freely, until one thing melts in another, until the taxis are dancing with the daffodils, until a whole has been made from all these separate fragments. ”
by Virginia Woolf, A Letter To A Young Poet (via seabois)

(via seabois)

“ I read the whole novel straight through. And I got up and drank water, man. You should’ve seen me. I couldn’t move. That’s what a good writer will do to you. He’ll damn near kill you…a bad writer will too. ”
by Charles Bukowski (via nofatnowhip)

(Source: stxxz.us, via jamstains)

did you learn all the foreign languages you know yourself (like self-study) or did you learn them in school? I want to learn German so..
by Anonymous

I was taught most of the languages I know in school, but I do think that the most important thing in learning a foreign language is the work you do outside the classroom. German is wonderful but I neglected precisely this part of the learning process; therefore I can hardly speak a single grammatically correct sentence of it.


— Joyce Carol Oates
“ A man once asked me … how I managed in my books to write such natural conversation between men when they were by themselves. Was I, by any chance, a member of a large, mixed family with a lot of male friends? I replied that, on the contrary, I was an only child and had practically never seen or spoken to any men of my own age till I was about twenty-five. “Well,” said the man, “I shouldn’t have expected a woman (meaning me) to have been able to make it so convincing.” I replied that I had coped with this difficult problem by making my men talk, as far as possible, like ordinary human beings. This aspect of the matter seemed to surprise the other speaker; he said no more, but took it away to chew it over. One of these days it may quite likely occur to him that women, as well as men, when left to themselves, talk very much like human beings also. ”

Dorothy L. SayersAre Women Human?: Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society

Book Geek Quote #445

(via ablogwithaview)

(Source: bookgeekconfessions, via la-persienne)

“ Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement. ”
by Albert Camus, The Fall (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: larmoyante, via luxe-pauvre)