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I write novels. Sometimes short stories. I mostly try to make everything a bit poetic.
"Find meaning. Distinguish melancholy from sadness. Go out for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a romantic walk in the park, spring at its most spectacular moment, flowers and smells and outstanding poetical imagery smoothly transferring you into another world. It doesn’t have to be a walk during which you’ll have multiple life epiphanies and discover meanings no other brain ever managed to encounter. Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself. Find meaning or don’t find meaning but “steal” some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self. Opt for privacy and solitude. That doesn’t make you antisocial or cause you to reject the rest of the world. But you need to breathe. And you need to be."
Albert Camus, Notebooks, 1951-1959 (via senhorita-agridoce)

The only cure for this is writing, for when I am not, the darkness takes over and I am nothing and love is nothing and the universe is nothing and I do not wish to exist any longer. Give me pen and paper and in an hour I will return more hopeful.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

For an artist, a writer, depression may be the greatest muse because if you channel it; into paintings, drawings, collages, movies, music, novels, poems, etc., there is an emotional awareness, a visceral sense of existence that cannot be challenged if, and ‘if’ is the key, the artist can indeed use it to create something that expels that bleakness from themself and onto a page, screen, canvas or ears, and they are able to forget it for an instant or longer until the next wave flows through them, casting the dark veil again and again until at one final bout they have not let it swallow their life but they themselves die of old age, and this I think is the challenge for artists; can depression be defeated? Yes. Yes, I believe it can be. 

Sunday, March 9, 2014
"I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape—the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show."
Andrew Wyeth (via salty—breeze)
Saturday, March 8, 2014

Writing. Why must you sometimes flourish and others, awkwardly stammer? As if my tongue were a boulder, unable to move but for a brilliant breath from the gods, like my hands now, awkwardly hovering over keys with no direction but silence. But maybe silence is key. Maybe silence is the inspiration.

Monday, March 3, 2014
"The mind of a writer can be a truly terrifying thing. Isolated, neurotic, caffeine-addled, crippled by procrastination and consumed by feelings of panic, self-loathing and soul-crushing inadequacy. And that’s on a good day."
Robert De Niro, Oscars 2014 (via ohhiddles-myhiddles)
Friday, January 31, 2014
"Never give up until you’ve given out all your very best. It’s better to fail trying than wondering what could have happened if you tried."
Unknown (via psych-facts)
"It is all very well for you to write simply and the simpler the better. But do not start to think so damned simply. Know how complicated it is and then state it simply."
Ernest Hemingway, The Garden of Eden (via aestheticintrovert)
 
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