"(Which, don’t even get me started, half the fun of listening to music and possibly more than half is context, this is a very nearly religious conviction for me, all hail context forever, I know this battle is already lost however I will be waging it til my dying breath, “context!” I will cry from my deathbed, “context!” I will say to those whom I haunt later on, “I got haunted and the best my ghost can come up to scare me with is ‘context’” my hauntees will complain, everyone’s a critic, however not everyone is a ghost, yet.)"
I would buy a 1000-page book of John Darnielle’s parentheticals (via rachelfershleiser)
“However not everyone is a ghost, yet.” [Emphasis mine.]
"Above the green plateau there is always grief,
which, inspired, becomes the breath of life."
- Gary J. Whitehead, from “Ararat” (via proustitute)
"I have a deeply hidden and inarticulate desire for something beyond the daily life."
- Virginia Woolf (via slowocean)
(Source: in-finitus, via slowocean)
"Just because she told you she never wants to see you again, that doesn’t mean she never wants to see you again."
- Elizabeth Trundle (via nevver)
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."
- Cicero (via rasputin)
(Source: cosmicroots, via awarmplacewithnomemory)
"Everything I am is here still, sitting
with my grandfather on lawn chairs
watching plum sunsets and the clouds
of his tabaco vanishing into the wind,
into the chirp of crickets echoing back
from stars that haven’t moved since
I first saw them, and the moon not yet
replaced by the glow of the city’s lights"
- From ““Sitting on My Mother’s Porch in Westchester, Florida”, a poem in Richard Blanco’s Looking for the Gulf Motel, which was the last book of poems Sara Habein loved. (via therumpus)
"I want to read only what I’ll want to reread—the definition of a book worth reading once."
- Susan Sontag (via theparisreview)
"Arriving from always, you’ll go away everywhere."
- Arthur Rimbaud, from “To a Reason,” translated from the French by John Ashbery, Poetry (April 2011)
(Source: the-final-sentence, via apoetreflects)
“There are three kinds of poets: Those who write without thinking, those who think while writing, and those who think before writing.”
—Charles Simic, from section III of The Monster Loves His Labyrinth (Copper Canyon Press, 2008)
"Without sounding too cliche, the Internet really is the birth of global mind."
- Terence McKenna (via cuttyspot)
(Source: neurological-safari, via cuttyspot)
"I don’t want to give any advice to a 19-year-old, because I want a 19-year-old to make mistakes and learn from them. Make mistakes, make mistakes, make mistakes. Just make sure they’re your mistakes."
- Fiona Apple (via abolishconfusion) (via booklover)
"Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago."
- Warren Buffett (via nathanielstuart) (via booklover)
"Beautiful is not what is beautiful, but what one likes."
- Yiddish Proverb (via kari-shma) (via quote-book)
"Love is thicker than forget."
- E.E. cummings (via quote-book)