"Taking crazy things seriously is a serious waste of time."
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore
Tell em, Murakami.
"Life can be magnificent and overwhelming — that is its whole tragedy. Without beauty, love, or danger it would be almost easy to live."
— Albert Camus (via introspectivepoet)
"He was a humorist, and everyone knew the funny writers were the most serious sort under their skins."
Paula McLain, The Paris Wife
"A writer learns that easy to read is hard to write."
"What model reader did I want as I was writing? An accomplice, to be sure, one who would play my game."
— Umberto Eco
"Write from the soul, not from some notion about what you think the marketplace wants. The market is fickle; the soul is eternal."
Goin’ deep with this one. #writerslife