“The adolescents of my generation, greedy for life, forgot in body and soul about their hopes for the future until reality taught them that tomorrow was not what they had dreamed, and they discovered nostalgia.”—Gabriel García Márquez (via girlinlondon)
“Why was I born among mirrors?
The day walks in circles around me,
and the night copies me
in all its stars.”—Federico García Lorca, from “Song of the Barren Oak Tree,” trans. W. S. Merwin (via proustitute)
“You must write every single day of your life. You must lurk in libraries to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads. May you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”—Ray Bradbury (via writeinspace)
“I’ve never worked a day in my life. I’ve never worked a day in my life. The joy of writing has propelled me from day to day and year to year. I want you to envy me, my joy. Get out of here tonight and say: ‘Am I being joyful?’ And if you’ve got a writer’s block, you can cure it this evening by stopping whatever you’re writing and doing something else. You picked the wrong subject.”—RIP, Ray Bradbury (via explore-blog)