“ What the really great artists do is they’re entirely themselves. They’re entirely themselves, they’ve got their own vision, they have their own way of fracturing reality, and if it’s authentic and true, you will feel it in your nerve endings. ”
David Foster Wallace (via paradoxicalsentiments)
“ In the novel or the journal you get the journey. In a poem you get the arrival. ”
“ I am eternally, devastatingly romantic, and I thought people would see it because ‘romantic’ doesn’t mean ‘sugary.’ It’s dark and tormented — the furor of passion, the despair of an idealism that you can’t attain. ”
Catherine Breillat (via weaverofstars)
This is how I think of romantic, as well. It’s not being carefree and impulsive— it’s about being scared to be because by doing so you’ll miss or destroy or somehow transfigure your passion into something it’s not, and then you’ll lived a lie you created, which is the hardest kind to face.