Quotes

    πŸ“šπŸ’¬ “All I ever wanted was to belong, to wear that hat of belonging.” Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

    πŸ“šπŸ’¬ “Seeing yourself in print is such an amazing concept: you can get so much attention without having to show up anywhere.” Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

    πŸ“šπŸ’¬ “I understood immediately the thrill of seeing oneself in print. It provides some sort of primal verification: you are in print; therefore you exist.” Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

    πŸ“šπŸ’¬ “One of the gifts of being a writer is that it gives you an excuse to do things, to go places and explore.” Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

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    “…publication is not all that it is cracked up to be. But writing is.” Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

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    “One of the gifts of being a writer is that it gives you an excuse to do things, to go places and explore.” Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

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    “Recover yourself. That’s where your creativity is.”

    Kate McKean in today’s Agents & Books Q&A issue.

    πŸ”–πŸ’¬ “Your death matters. You can choose something that will reflect the values and beliefs that you held in your life, and translate them into your death. What you choose to do, is your final act, your final gesture on this earth.” Sarah Chavez, The Order of the Good Death

    πŸ“šπŸ’¬ “I endeavour to be as singular as I can.” Margaret Cavendish, The Description of a New World, Called The Blazing-World

    πŸ“šπŸ’¬ “When I am afraid, I can see perfectly the sensible, beautiful not-afraid side of the world, I can see chairs and tables and windows staying the same, not affected in the least, and I can see things like the careful woven texture of the carpet, not even moving. But when I am afraid, I no longer exist in any relation to these things.” Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House

    Substitute depressed or anxious for afraid here and it’s exactly how I feel.

    πŸ’¬πŸ“š Dropping this quote here so that next time I try to hung it down I’ll find it on my own site and not have to go to GoodReads:

    “She strode the earth clad in the invisible armor of their virtual companionship.” Lev Grossman, The Magician King

    πŸ“šπŸ’¬ Roderick Usher has sensory integration issues:

    “He suffered much from a morbid acuteness of the senses; the most insipid food was alone endurable; he could wear only garments of certain texture; the odors of all flowers were oppressive…” - Edgar Allan Poe, “The Fall of the House of Usher”

    πŸ“šπŸ’¬ “She didn’t know much about buildings, but it was clear that this one needed an unbelievable amount of work.
    But at the end of it? Something she built up, rather than cut down.” Travis Baldree, Legends & Lattes

    πŸ’¬πŸ“š “I hunker down with books when I need time to process what’s happening in my own life.
    Books give me the space to breathe.”

    • Kelly J. Baker, Final Girl: And Other Essays on Grief, Trauma, and Mental Illness

    πŸ“šπŸ’¬ “Disaster and hero, monster and martyr, beauty and beast . . . Choose your own dichotomy. Because it doesn’t matter. We were always built to be both.” Lana Harper, For Better or Cursed

    πŸ“šπŸ’¬πŸ‘±β€β™€οΈ “When Pearl Dragon and cheap wine and even magic have all failed us… there will always be Buffy marathons.” Lana Harper, Payback’s A Witch

    😭 I’m not crying, you’re crying.

    πŸ“šπŸ’¬ “…my body is the keeper of secrets, and this pen is its liberator.” J. C. Cervantes, The Enchanted Hacienda

    πŸ“šπŸ’¬ “We are who we are, not because of our birthright, but because of what we choose to do in this life.” TJ Klune, The House in the Cerulean Sea

    πŸ“šπŸ’¬ “Why can’t life work whatever way we want it to? What’s the point of living if you only do it how others want you to?” TJ Klune, The House in the Cerulean Sea

    πŸ“šπŸ’¬ “I was supposed to remain comfortably outside the stories with my pen and my notebook.” Heather Fawcett, Emily Wilde’s Encyclopedia of Faeries

    πŸ“šπŸ’¬ “He felt lighter somehow. Like he wasn’t paint blending into the wall. He felt real. He felt present. Almost like he could be seen.” T. J. Klune, The House in the Cerulean Sea

    πŸ“šπŸ’¬ “Home is where we get to be who we are.” T. J. Klune, The House in the Cerulean Sea

    πŸ’¬πŸ“š β€œSometimes silence was the loudest thing of all.” T. J. Klune, The House in the Cerulean Sea

    πŸ’¬πŸ“š “Why is it that I must always worry about tomorrows?” T. J. Klune, The House in the Cerulean Sea

    πŸ’¬πŸ“š “It was always irksome when an idea went nowhere, but Mika knew by now that there would always be new ideas.” Sangu Mandanna, The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches

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