That which the Sea Breaks Against

Gabrielle :) Sometimes my brain is congested, it coughs, and words come out

“I am a huge believer that writing makes your feelings and thoughts tangible. You feed your ego this way, but in a very good way. And when you feed your ego, you’re not looking to feed anybody else’s, the problem is, this is what writing does. It feeds the mind and the heart and turns them into one mushy ball.”

Ivanna Co (via wnq-writers)

“You think ‘Okay, I get it, I’m prepared for the worst’, but you hold out that small hope, see, and that’s what fucks you up. That’s what kills you.”

– Stephen King, “Joyland” (via de-payse)

“How do I get started in something?
How do I get better at something?

– (Seriously, if there was a shortcut we’d all be using it)


But love is what we want, not freedom. Who then is the unluckier man? The beloved, who is given his heart’s desire and must for ever after fear its loss, or the free man, with his unlooked-for liberty, naked and alone between the captive armies of the earth?

— Salman Rushdie, The Ground Beneath Her Feet. Picador, 1999


In spite of all evidence that life is discontinuous, a valley of rifts, and that random chance plays a great part in our fates, we go on believing in the continuity of things, in causation and meaning. But we live on a broken mirror, and fresh cracks appear in its surface every day.

— Salman Rushdie, The Ground Beneath Her Feet. Picador, 1999