Posts tagged lit.

Don’t forget - no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.

Charles de Lint, The Blue Girl

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Anything, anything to stop drowning in this dull, trivial and cowardly existence.

Charles Bukowski

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Have you ever seen a bird you can call stupid? Have you ever seen an animal you can call idiotic? No, such things happen only to man. Something has gone wrong.

Osho, Intelligence

Intellectuality is not intelligence. To be intellectual is to be phony; it is pretending intelligence. It is not real because it is not yours, it is borrowed.

Osho, Intelligence

There are things sadder
than you and I. Some people
do not even touch.

Sonia Sanchez, Haiku

But I have a new love for that glittering instrument, the human soul. It is a lovely and unique thing in the universe. It is always attacked and never destroyed…

East of Eden, John Steinbeck

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.

George Orwell

While you are reading, you are the book’s book.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

My heart cannot embrace

the fullness of the world

yet I find myself

gazing at the moon

more than I should.

Otagaki Rengetsu

In this world
love has no color

yet how deeply
my body
is stained by yours.

Izumi Shikibu