"I was both scattered and stymied, surrounded by unfinished songs and abandoned poems. I would go as far as I could and hit a wall, my own imagined limitations. And then I met a fellow who gave me his secret, and it was pretty simple. When you hit a wall, just kick it in."
- Patti Smith, Just Kids
(Source: fiction-magazine, via dont-save-yourself)
"What we have here is a dreamer. Somebody completely out of touch with reality. When she jumped, she probably thought she’d fly."
(Source: wordsthat-speak, via wordsthat-speak)
"I have been alone but seldom lonely. I have satisfied my thirst at the well of my self and that wine was good, the best I ever had, and tonight sitting staring into the dark, I now finally understand the dark and the light and everything in between. Peace of mind and heart arrives when we accept what is: having been born into this strange life we must accept the wasted gamble of our days and take some satisfaction in the pleasure of leaving it all behind. Cry not for me. Grieve not for me. Read what I’ve written then forget it all. Drink from the well of your self and begin again."
- Mind and Heart, Charles Bukowski