QUOTE: Laura Marling

Living here is a game I don’t know how to play
Are you really not anybody until somebody knows your name?
I’m not sure where that’s going
Somebody used to show me, they don’t feel like showing

-Laura Marling, Don’t Let Me Bring You Down

Quote: Flannery O’Connor

Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay. I’m always irritated by people who imply that writing fiction is an escape from reality. It is a plunge into reality and it’s very shocking to the system.

― Flannery O’Connor, Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose

Quote: Ta-Nehisi Coates

I did not know then that this is what life is – just when you master the geometry of one world, it slips away, and suddenly again, you’re swarmed by strange shapes and impossible angles.

― Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood