"An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way."
- Charles Bukowski (via gebeine)
(Source: observando, via langleav)
Camille Saint-Saëns - The Carnival of the Animals: XIII. Le Cygne
"She is passion embodied, a flower of melodrama in eternal bloom."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Idiot. (via thecollectionofparadoxes)
(Source: rabbitinthemoon, via thecollectionofparadoxes)
"be you. whoever that is. your purest truth. be a blinding anomaly."
- nayyirah waheed (via violentwavesofemotion)
(Source: nayyirahwaheed, via violentwavesofemotion)
"He said I can’t remember her name. And I told him her name. And then he said whatever happened to her? And I had to tell him about her death. … And so I began to think about writing a book about people who had found a way to manipulate human memory so that they wouldn’t have to remember anything bad."
- Lois Lowry tells Neda Ulaby about how her father’s memory loss, which included her sister’s death at 28, inspired The Giver. (via nprbooks)