"We all create stories to protect ourselves."


Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves (via sunst0ne)

"Your eye will no longer linger on the light, it will no longer trace constellations. You’ll care only about the darkness and you’ll watch it for hours, for days, maybe even for years, trying in vain to believe you’re some kind of indispensable, universe-appointed sentinel, as if just by looking you could actually keep it all at bay."


Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves (via honeyforthehomeless)

"There are people to whom you could not say insulting things. They give you a feeling that the world would be destroyed, would actually be destroyed before your eyes, if you said certain things."


Ernest Hemingway, from The Sun Also Rises (via violentwavesofemotion)

"Now I am quietly waiting for the catastrophe of my personality to seem beautiful again, and interesting, and modern."


Frank O’Hara, b. 3/27/1926, Meditations in an Emergency (via randomhouse)

"You have to make sure you have the characters you want. That’s really the most complicated part."


Joan Didion (via theparisreview)

"Not all love is gentle. Sometimes it’s gritty and dirty and possessive, sometimes it’s not supposed to be careful or soft at all. Sometimes it feels like teeth."


Azra T (via flawlez)

"

The way you slam your body into mine reminds me I’m alive, but monsters are always hungry, darling, and they’re only a few steps behind you, finding the flaw, the poor weld, the place where we weren’t stitched up quite right, the place they could almost slip right into through if the skin wasn’t trying to keep them out, to keep them here, on the other side of the theater where the curtain keeps rising.

I crawled out the window and ran into the woods. I had to make up all the words myself. The way they taste, the way they sound in the air. I passed through the narrow gate, stumbled in, stumbled around for a while, and stumbled back out. I made this place for you. A place for you to love me. If this isn’t a kingdom then I don’t know what is.

"


Snow and Dirty Rain, Richard Siken (via demigirlpiper)

"People aren’t either wicked or noble. They’re like chef’s salads, with good things and bad things chopped and mixed together in a vinaigrette of confusion and conflict."


Lemony Snicket (via maxkirin)

"Why didn’t I learn to treat everything like it was the last time. My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future."


Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (via larmoyante)