" Fairy tale does not deny the existence of sorrow and failure: the possibility of these is necessary to the joy of deliverance. It denies (in the face of much evidence, if you will) universal final defeat…giving a fleeting glimpse of Joy; Joy beyond the walls of the world, poignant as grief. "
- J.R.R. Tolkien
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" As for you and your heart and the things you said and didn’t say, she will remember them all when men are fairy tales in books written by rabbits. "
" Eat me, my love, live on me with animal-thirst … enter me and become my hunger for you. "
November 4 12
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" All I know of heaven is the fragile heat between
two bodies. "
- Excerpt from Requiem with Coal, Butterflies, and Terrible Angels
by Traci Brimhall (via champagnethursdays
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" Books have to be heavy because the whole world’s inside them. "
" I had a lovers quarrel with the world. "
" Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go. "
" Away she hurried, not beautiful, not supremely brilliant, but filled with something that took the place of both qualities - something best described as a profound vivacity, a continual and sincere response to all that she encountered in her path through life. "
" If you are a student you should always get a good nights sleep unless you have come to the good part of your book, and then you should stay up all night and let your schoolwork fall by the wayside, a phrase which means ‘flunk’. "
" Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it.
Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window. "