Elyse Writes...
The universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.
~ Neil deGrasse Tyson (via conflictingheart)
quirkbooks:

Wise words. You can learn how to make one of these over on the Quirk blog. 
lovequotesrus:

Everything you love is here

lovequotesrus:

Everything you love is here

Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren’t. I’m not surprised some people prefer books.
Julian Barnes, Flaubert’s Parrot (via observando)
The trend of labeling women “crazy” is part of the culture that socializes women to go along to get along. When women are told over and over again that they’re not allowed to feel the way they feel and that they’re being “unreasonable” or “oversensitive”, they’re conditioned to not trust their own emotions. Their behavior – being assertive, even demanding or standing up for how they feel – becomes an “inconvenience” to men and they’re taught not to give offense and to consider the feelings of others before their own.
I will allow space for all the feelings my heart holds. I will not cower or hide from myself. It’s okay to feel the ugly messy things. It’s okay to feel the burning brilliance of beauty. It’s okay to feel the soft winds of happiness and the quiet bursts of loneliness. Its okay to feel it all. It’s okay to be myself, all of myself, not just the good.
(via positivedoodles)
A woman is only vulnerable when her nail polish is drying, and even then she can still pull a trigger.
some great quote I heard somewhere once upon a time and that is very, very true (via traffic-jam-session)
kaliforhnia:
amandaonwriting:

Happy Birthday, Howard Jacobson, born 25 August 1942
10 Quotes
You begin by reading reading reading. Read good writing. Don’t write about your life, but start with what you know about. That doesn’t mean it’s you; you might know something else. 
Novels began as a comic form and should remain as a comic form.
One of the reasons there seem to be fewer readers for literature today than there were yesterday is that the concept of failure has been outlawed. If we are all beautiful, all clever, all happy, all successes in our way, what do we want with the language of the dispossessed? 
The politics of youth are, by definition, the politics of ignorance.
There was no child. Children spoilt the story.
How do you explain to somebody who doesn’t understand that you don’t build a library to read. A library is a resource. Something you go to, for reference, as and when. But also something you simply look at, because it gives you succour, answers to some idea of who you are or, more to the point, who you would like to be, who you will be once you own every book you need to own.
Novelists are drawn to failure. Those who prosper in the world as it is have no need to re-imagine it.
Read other writers but don’t be other writers. Don’t be cowed by all the great writers that you like. 
Remember that it’s your job as a writer, if you see any sign of ideology in you, to kill it. Writing is not the expression of your belief system. What you believe is of no interest to anybody. Almost what anybody believes is of no interest to anybody. 
Remember how superior art is to belief. And away you go! 
Jacobson is a British author and journalist. He won the Man Booker Prize for The Finkler Question. He is best known for writing comic novels with British Jewish characters at their centre.
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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

amandaonwriting:

Happy Birthday, Howard Jacobson, born 25 August 1942

10 Quotes

  1. You begin by reading reading reading. Read good writing. Don’t write about your life, but start with what you know about. That doesn’t mean it’s you; you might know something else. 
  2. Novels began as a comic form and should remain as a comic form.
  3. One of the reasons there seem to be fewer readers for literature today than there were yesterday is that the concept of failure has been outlawed. If we are all beautiful, all clever, all happy, all successes in our way, what do we want with the language of the dispossessed? 
  4. The politics of youth are, by definition, the politics of ignorance.
  5. There was no child. Children spoilt the story.
  6. How do you explain to somebody who doesn’t understand that you don’t build a library to read. A library is a resource. Something you go to, for reference, as and when. But also something you simply look at, because it gives you succour, answers to some idea of who you are or, more to the point, who you would like to be, who you will be once you own every book you need to own.
  7. Novelists are drawn to failure. Those who prosper in the world as it is have no need to re-imagine it.
  8. Read other writers but don’t be other writers. Don’t be cowed by all the great writers that you like. 
  9. Remember that it’s your job as a writer, if you see any sign of ideology in you, to kill it. Writing is not the expression of your belief system. What you believe is of no interest to anybody. Almost what anybody believes is of no interest to anybody.
  10. Remember how superior art is to belief. And away you go! 

Jacobson is a British author and journalist. He won the Man Booker Prize for The Finkler Question. He is best known for writing comic novels with British Jewish characters at their centre.

Source for Image

by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write