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" When is a monster not a monster?
Oh, when you love it. "

- Caitlyn Siehl  (via scrlett)

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" Addiction is an effect on human unhappiness and human suffering. When people are distressed they want to soothe their distress, when people are in pain they want to soothe their pain. So the real question is not why the addiction, but why the pain? "

- The House I Live In. Dir. Eugene Jarecki.  (via wordsnquotes)

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Go into yourself. Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.

This most of all: ask yourself in the most silent hour of your night: must I write? Dig into yourself for a deep answer. And if this answer rings out in assent, if you meet this solemn question with a strong, simple “I must,” then build your life in accordance with this necessity; your whole life, even into its humblest and most indifferent hour, must become a sign and witness to this impulse. Then come close to Nature. Then, as if no one had ever tried before, try to say what you see and feel and love and lose…

…Describe your sorrows and desires, the thoughts that pass through your mind and your belief in some kind of beauty - describe all these with heartfelt, silent, humble sincerity and, when you express yourself, use the Things around you, the images from your dreams, and the objects that you remember. If your everyday life seems poor, don’t blame it; blame yourself; admit to yourself that you are not enough of a poet to call forth its riches; because for the creator there is not poverty and no poor, indifferent place. And even if you found yourself in some prison, whose walls let in none of the world’s sounds – wouldn’t you still have your childhood, that jewel beyond all price, that treasure house of memories? Turn your attentions to it. Try to raise up the sunken feelings of this enormous past; your personality will grow stronger, your solitude will expand and become a place where you can live in the twilight, where the noise of other people passes by, far in the distance. - And if out of this turning-within, out of this immersion in your own world, poems come, then you will not think of asking anyone whether they are good or not. Nor will you try to interest magazines in these works: for you will see them as your dear natural possession, a piece of your life, a voice from it. A work of art is good if it has arisen out of necessity. That is the only way one can judge it.

I would like to beg of you, dear friend, as well as I can, to have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. –Rainer Maria Rilke

" It’s in the silence of the night when the realities of your existence dismantle your mind. "

- evadingcomplexity (via wnq-writers)

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" I feel all shadows of the universe multiplied deep inside my skin. "

- Virginia Woolf, From a diary entry dated 5 November 1931 (via petrichour)

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" No, I’m not ok. But I haven’t been ok since I was 11, maybe 12. I am still here though.
I’m still breathing. For me, sometimes, that will have to be enough "

- Clementine Von Radics (via ithurtssomuch)

(Source: vomitbrat, via seeking-eternity)

" Some people say home is where you come from. But I think it’s a place you need to find, like it’s scattered and you pick pieces of it up along the way. "

- Katie Kacvinsky (via allegorys)

(Source: emotional-algebra, via purplewallyellowcurtains)

" A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say. "

- ― Italo Calvino (via psych-quotes)

" I’m addicted to silence and privacy; I wallow in it. "

- Valorie Wesley  (via trueheroinex)

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" …and I am out with lanterns, looking for myself. "

- Dickinson, Emily.

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