“How do you stop longing for what you absolutely know you can’t get? Which really means: How do you absolutely know you can’t—and won’t—get it, not ever? How do you pinch out that wisp of feeble, ruthless hope?”
—Leigh Newman, Still Points North
“Turn down the daily noise and at first there is the relief of silence. And then, very quietly, as quiet as light, meaning returns. Words are the part of silence that can be spoken.”
― Jeanette Winterson, Lighthousekeeping
Mindy is me. I am Mindy.
“There was an inevitability about the road towards each other which encouraged meandering along the route.”
― Zadie Smith, NW
"Some people are reference works of their own obsessions and desires, constantly cross-indexed and brimming with information. They do not wait to be consulted, they just supply.”
—Elizabeth McCracken, The Giant’s House
“She had become accustomed to being lonely. She was used to walking alone and to being considered ‘different.’ She did not suffer too much.”
― Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (via kellieherson)
This is my life.
how I feel writing right now.