Posts Tagged: Quotes

Sherwood Anderson on being alive

“The thing of course, is to make yourself alive. Most people remain all of their lives in a stupor. The point of being an artist is that you may live.” Sherwood Anderson Orders: I found this quote here: The Agony

Sherwood Anderson on being alive

“The thing of course, is to make yourself alive. Most people remain all of their lives in a stupor. The point of being an artist is that you may live.” Sherwood Anderson Orders: I found this quote here: The Agony

Sylvia Plath on writing and love

“Writing is the first love of my life. I have to live well and rich and far to write… I could never be a narrow introvert writer, the way many are, for my writing depends so much on my life.”

Sylvia Plath on writing and love

“Writing is the first love of my life. I have to live well and rich and far to write… I could never be a narrow introvert writer, the way many are, for my writing depends so much on my life.”

Somerset Maugham on Beauty and Ecstasy

“Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger.” W. Somerset Maugham ORDERS: This weekend, I’m seeking beauty and finding ecstasy. What are you doing?

Somerset Maugham on Beauty and Ecstasy

“Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger.” W. Somerset Maugham ORDERS: This weekend, I’m seeking beauty and finding ecstasy. What are you doing?

Julia Cameron on focus, fantasy and reality

  People frequently believe the creative life is grounded in fantasy. The more difficult truth is that creativity is grounded in reality, in the particular, the focused, the well-observed or specifically imagined. Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way, Week Four ORDERS:

Julia Cameron on focus, fantasy and reality

  People frequently believe the creative life is grounded in fantasy. The more difficult truth is that creativity is grounded in reality, in the particular, the focused, the well-observed or specifically imagined. Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way, Week Four ORDERS:

Irving Layton on poetry and orgasm

“If poetry is like an orgasm, an academic can be likened to someone who studies the passion stains on the bedsheets.” – Irving Layton ORDERS: Have a non-academic orgasm with a poet.

Irving Layton on poetry and orgasm

“If poetry is like an orgasm, an academic can be likened to someone who studies the passion stains on the bedsheets.” – Irving Layton ORDERS: Have a non-academic orgasm with a poet.

Rumi: When I am with you

When I am with you, we stay up all night. When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep. Praise God for these two insomnias! And the difference between them. The minute I heard my first love story I started

Rumi: When I am with you

When I am with you, we stay up all night. When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep. Praise God for these two insomnias! And the difference between them. The minute I heard my first love story I started

Hafiz on desire

I will not deny what I desire. My lips want your lips, not a substitute. – Hafiz (Hafez) Me: Oh, fuck, yes! You: He’s talking about Allah, God, the Divine, you know, you heathen whore. Me: He. Is. Not. You: He is.

Hafiz on desire

I will not deny what I desire. My lips want your lips, not a substitute. – Hafiz (Hafez) Me: Oh, fuck, yes! You: He’s talking about Allah, God, the Divine, you know, you heathen whore. Me: He. Is. Not. You: He is.

Buying the Whore by Anne Sexton

Buying the Whore You are the roast beef I have purchased and I stuff you with my very own onion. You are a boat I have rented by the hour and I steer you with my rage until you run

Buying the Whore by Anne Sexton

Buying the Whore You are the roast beef I have purchased and I stuff you with my very own onion. You are a boat I have rented by the hour and I steer you with my rage until you run

Philip Larkin on when sex began

Annus Mirabilis Sexual intercourse began In nineteen sixty-three (which was rather late for me) – Between the end of the Chatterley ban And the Beatles’ first LP. Up to then there’d only been A sort of bargaining, A wrangle for

Philip Larkin on when sex began

Annus Mirabilis Sexual intercourse began In nineteen sixty-three (which was rather late for me) – Between the end of the Chatterley ban And the Beatles’ first LP. Up to then there’d only been A sort of bargaining, A wrangle for

Sylvia Plath on love, sex and madness

First, I want you to read this: A mad girl’s love song / Sylvia Plath “I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my lids and all is born again. (I think I made you up

Sylvia Plath on love, sex and madness

First, I want you to read this: A mad girl’s love song / Sylvia Plath “I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my lids and all is born again. (I think I made you up

Julia Cameron on artists’ lovers

“Artists love other artists.” Julia Cameron ORDERS: This weekend, fall in love with an artist. Preferably a flesh and blood one. And do your best to seduce him (her) (them). We really like that.

Julia Cameron on artists’ lovers

“Artists love other artists.” Julia Cameron ORDERS: This weekend, fall in love with an artist. Preferably a flesh and blood one. And do your best to seduce him (her) (them). We really like that.

On Crying…

(Yes, it’s ironic. Or is it?) ORDERS: Cry. I’m talking to YOU, love. All weekend. CRY.

On Crying…

(Yes, it’s ironic. Or is it?) ORDERS: Cry. I’m talking to YOU, love. All weekend. CRY.

Gertrude Stein’s advice to Hemingway on writing about sex

“It’s good,” [Gertrude Stein] said. “That’s not the question at all. But it is inaccrochable. That means it is like a picture that a painter paints and then he cannot hang it when he has a show and nobody will buy it

Gertrude Stein’s advice to Hemingway on writing about sex

“It’s good,” [Gertrude Stein] said. “That’s not the question at all. But it is inaccrochable. That means it is like a picture that a painter paints and then he cannot hang it when he has a show and nobody will buy it

Susan Sontag on sex and writing

“If only I could feel about sex as I do about writing! That I’m the vehicle, the medium, the instrument of some force beyond myself.” –Susan Sontag More on Sontag and sex, here, at BrainPickings: Susan Sontag on Sex. ORDERS: Writers,

Susan Sontag on sex and writing

“If only I could feel about sex as I do about writing! That I’m the vehicle, the medium, the instrument of some force beyond myself.” –Susan Sontag More on Sontag and sex, here, at BrainPickings: Susan Sontag on Sex. ORDERS: Writers,

Charles Bukowski: So You Want To Be A Writer

if it doesn’t come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don’t do it. unless it comes unasked out of your heart and your mind and your mouth and your gut, don’t do it. if you have to sit

Charles Bukowski: So You Want To Be A Writer

if it doesn’t come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don’t do it. unless it comes unasked out of your heart and your mind and your mouth and your gut, don’t do it. if you have to sit