Quotes

Have You Ever Been in Love?

4 March 2015

Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life…You give them a piece of you. They didn’t ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like ‘maybe we should be just friends’ turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It’s a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.

Neil Gaiman

She was discovering

3 March 2015

She was discovering once again that reading and writing were not the same — you couldn’t just soak it up then squeeze it out again.

David Nicholls

It is a mistake

2 March 2015

It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

Douglas Adams

Writing is a kind of double living

1 March 2015

Writing, I think, is not apart from living.  Writing is a kind of double living.  The writer experiences everything twice.  Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind.

Catherine Drinker Bowen

The great joy of writing

27 February 2015

To me, the great joy of writing is discovering. Most writers are told to write about what they know, but I still love the adventure of going out and reporting on things I don’t know about.

Tom Wolfe

If most writers are honest

26 February 2015

If most writers are honest with themselves, this is the difference they want to make: before, they were not noticed; now they are.

Tom Wolfe

I’d rather

25 February 2015

I’d rather be a lightning rod than a seismograph.

Ken Kesey

The only difference

24 February 2015

The only difference between the sane and the insane is that the sane have the power to lock up the insane.

Hunter S. Thompson

The fascination of shooting

22 February 2015

The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.

P. G. Wodehouse

Cheer up, Crips

21 February 2015

Cheer up, Crips, and keep smiling. That’s the thing to do. If you go through humanity with a smile on your face, you’ll be amazed how many people will come up to you and say ‘What the hell are you grinning about? What’s so funny?’ Make you a lot of new friends.

P.G. Wodehouse

Thanks to Jenny for the tip.

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