You have to finish things — that’s what you learn from, you learn by finishing things.
Neil Gaiman’s advice to aspiring writers. Complement with the collected wisdom of great writers.  (via explore-blog)
Build gaps in your life. Pauses. Proper pauses.

Advice from Thom Yorke, from Esquire’s What I’ve Learned series – a fine addition to our ongoing archive of wisdom to live by.

Complement with Annie Dillard on presence over productivity

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do it for the vine
Icarus, before flying too close to the sun  (via quintotoro)
The struggle of literature is in fact a struggle to escape from the confines of language; it stretches out from the utmost limits of what can be said; what stirs literature is the call and attraction of what is not in the dictionary.
Italo Calvino (via wordpainting)
We only see starlight because all the stars are bleeding.
The Second Eric Sanderson - The Raw Shark Texts (Steven Hall)

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