“Sometimes life can really suck. It’s not all unicorns and rainbows and it’s not filled with organic, gluten-free cookies that also happen to be sugar-free, vegan, and delicious. (I’ve yet to find such a cookie but if you find it, please let me know!). There are major detours and potholes – such as death, disease, and backbreaking financial hardship – that can be debilitating. But no matter how hard things are, we must believe that our situation can get better. And most of the time things aren’t even all that bad; we’re just wound so tight that we can’t find the humor in some of the potholes.”
“The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide.”
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
More is more, and less is a bore.
“Just do what you can to do what you love, and be mindful when someone out there gives a shit. I don’t know where I’m going, but it’s where I wanna be. It’s where I wanna be.”
– Fireworks, I Locked My Time Capsule
It feels like that moment you slide into the back booth that’s reserved for you, and without asking, the waiter brings you a fresh margarita with a shot of Patrón and you know you have arrived.
“You’ll feel so homesick that you’ll want to die, and there’s nothing you can do about it apart from endure it. But you will, and it won’t kill you. And one day the sun will come out – you might not even notice straight away, it’ll be that faint. And then you’ll catch yourself thinking about something or someone who has no connection with the past. Someone who’s only yours. And you’ll realize that this is where your life is.”
“You think it’s cool to hate things. And it’s not. It’s boring. Talk about what you love and keep quiet about what you don’t.”
– Zibby, Liberal Arts
“A lot of college graduates approach me about becoming screenwriters. I tell them, ‘Do not become a screenwriter, become a journalist,’ because journalists go into worlds that are not their own. Kids who go to Hollywood write coming-of-age stories for their first scripts, about what happened to them when they were sixteen. Then they write the summer camp script. At the age of twenty-three they haven’t produced anything, and that’s the end of the career.”
“In order to lead a fascinating life – one brimming with art, music, intrigue, and romance – you must surround yourself with precisely those things.”
-Kate Spade New York
“The most solid advice, though, for a writer is this, I think: Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell, and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”
– William Saroyan