Look at all those culs-de-sac, those streets that turn in on themselves, all the...– Paper Towns by John Green
Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia. You spend your whole life stuck in...– John Green - Looking for Alaska
Be a Sublime Fool
To sum it all up, if you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling. You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one moment, brilliant the next. You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like...
It's okay to see beauty in places no one else...
papercrushed: A rain-filled pothole, a dusty lampshade, crooked teeth. To be a writer you have to be a noticer. An observer. You have to find beauty in everyday, ordinary things. And I think noticing lovely things like the way someone scrunches their nose right before they sneeze, or how wrinkled a woman’s hands on the bus are, just means you really, truly are a writer.
My advice for young female writers would be to shoot high and not cower.– Jennifer Egan
You know the reason The Beatles made it so big?…’I Wanna Hold Your Hand.’ First...– Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist)
Sometimes I muse about how wonderful it would be if I could string all my dreams...– Fernando Pessoa