"Writing wasn’t easy to start. After I finally did it, I realized it was the most direct contact possible with the part of myself I thought I had lost, and which I constantly find new things from. Writing also includes the possibility of living many lives as well as living in any time or world possible. I can satisfy my enthusiasm for research, but jump like a calf outside the strict boundaries of science. I can speak about things that are important to me and somebody listens. It’s wonderful!" — Virpi Hämeen-Anttila (via ilovereadingandwriting)
"We live in a world where we have to hide to make love, while violence is practiced in broad daylight." — John Lennon (via loveyourchaos)
I love you.
He knew this would be a challenge
for he was working with a pencil that had been worn down to the tip,
pages that had been torn apart and taped back together
and a story that had been written many times before;
three things that were a reflection of his very own pains and sorrows.
But he figured it’d be worth a shot anyway,
standing face to face with a stranger only his heart could recognize,
as he tossed out the old and reached for the new,
putting down a clean blank sheet of paper as he reached for the pen
an scribbled down the lines;
I love you.
"A writer is someone who spends years patiently trying to discover the second being inside him, and the world that makes him who he is: when I speak of writing, what comes first to my mind is not a novel, a poem, or literary tradition, it is a person who shuts himself up in a room, sits down at a table, and alone, turns inward; amid its shadows, he builds a new world with words." — ORHAN PAMUK (via ilovereadingandwriting)
(Source: advicetowriters.com, via writeawaytheworries)