• Despair is anger with no place to go. 
  • No one has ever loved anyone the way everyone wants to be loved.
  • You will turn over many a futile new leaf till you learn we must all write on scratched-out pages.
  • What you can’t get out of, get into whole-heartedly.
  • Love is often gentle, desire always a rage.

Mignon McLaughlin, from The Complete Neurotic’s Notebook (1981)

Depression is stupid and not a thing that makes me a better writer. One time I went a whole year without writing and I stayed in bed and drank. Fuck your Bukowskisms. I want sunlight and love and running down some street I’ve never been on where it’s warm and cool at the same time and I’m smiling. I want nothing to ever be bad again- and I don’t mean that I want a life free of conflict, I mean that I want a life free of meaningless conflict. Not being able to will oneself to take a shower or leave the house is meaningless. There is nothing to be gained, no lesson to be learned from that kind of life. My heart is stale, my prose is stale. Give me fire if you want to hurt me. Give me something I can taste. There’s nothing romantic or mysterious about where I am. There’s nothing here worth holding onto.
By Joshua Espinoza (via doubtsbestally)


me: *has an opinion*

me: *realizes that my opinion is a result of my limited world view*

me: *stays in my lane*


This to me was the height, though I wrote it and cut reaches down to single sentences. The yellow dry grass gave way to quick rushing mediums, to temperate zones uninspiring. But the people in these zones. Though the valley weather was far too sunny, too consistent, producing an assumption…

Did they fail??

People say: “Art is beautiful, but dreaming of becoming an artist is stupid.”
Bobby - Rolling in The Deep cover (Mix&Match ep.3)

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