"I tend to be cynical about a lot of things, but Maya Angelou is somebody that no matter how much I pick her apart, she still has integrity. She was a victim of incest and rape, and she worked as a stripper. And now she’s a literary icon and Nobel Laureate. It goes to show that life is cumulative, and you can’t devalue any type of experience."
"I often don’t say things out loud, even when I should. I contain and I compartmentalize to a disturbing degree: In my belly-basement are hundreds of bottles of rage, despair, fear, but you’d never guess from looking at me."
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl. (via brandyalexanders)
how seeing the shape of your mouth
that first time, I kept staring
until my blood turned to rain.
Some things take root
in the brain and just don’t
T.S. Eliot, Slow Dance (via conceptalbum)
This is beautiful, but doesn’t sound like TS Eliot.
Google says Tim Seibles.
"Young writers should read books past bedtime and write things down in notebooks when they are supposed to be doing something else."
Lemony Snicket (via bookishleaves)
Silent Falls the Winter Snow from The Tailor of Gloucester.
Composed by Colin Towns.