Letters to Wassily



I say unto you: there is no beginning and we do not tremble, we are not sentimental.

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  • Feel jealous, act generous.


  • #words to live by      




    May 28, 2014

    3 months ago





  • "Yes, my guard stood hard when abstract threats
    Too noble to neglect
    Deceived me into thinking
    I had something to protect
    Good and bad, I define these terms
    Quite clear, no doubt, somehow
    Ah, but I was so much older then
    I’m younger than that now"
    Bob Dylan, “My Back Pages”

  • #Bob Dylan      #My Back Pages      #I define these terms      #words to live by      




    March 26, 2014

    5 months ago





  • "There isn’t a thing to eat down there in the rabbit hole of your bitterness except your own desperate heart. If you let it, your jealousy will devour you."
    Dear Sugar #69, We Are All Savages Inside

  • #words to live by      #dear sugar      #hey jealousy      




    March 12, 2014

    6 months ago





  • "Even abundant talent can’t survive a lack of stubborn perseverance."
    Rick DeMarinis

  • #writing life      #words to live by      




    March 3, 2014

    6 months ago





  • "Woman must write her self: must write about women and bring women to writing, from which they have been driven away as violently as from their bodies—for the same reasons, by the same law, with the same fatal goal. Woman must put herself into the text—as into the world and into history—by her own movement."
    Helene Cixous

  • #the writing life      #words to live by      #helene cixous      




    December 12, 2013

    9 months ago





  • "Whatcha gonna do when it breaks, when it breaks? I’m gonna keep on runnin’."
    Possessed by Paul James, “When It Breaks”

  • #possessed by paul james      #when it breaks      #keep on running      #keep on keeping on      #words to live by      




    October 23, 2013

    11 months ago





    October 6, 2013

    11 months ago





  • Stop crying about purity. Get messy. Adulterate the shit out of that fucker.


  • #words to live by      #creative life      #art      #writing life      #performativity      








  • Little life reminders to myself at work.

In case they’re hard to read, they say, try it, and see what happens; it’s fiction, I do what I want; how dare she?; it is audacity, not talent, that moves an artist to center stage.

    Little life reminders to myself at work.

    In case they’re hard to read, they say, try it, and see what happens; it’s fiction, I do what I want; how dare she?; it is audacity, not talent, that moves an artist to center stage.


  • #words to live by      




    August 8, 2013

    1 year ago





  • And those are words to live by, if ever there were: “It’s fiction; I do what I want.”


  • #words to live by      




    July 3, 2013

    1 year ago





  • "I always had hopes of being a big star. But as you get older, you aim a little lower. Everybody wants to make an impression, some mark upon the world. Then you think, you’ve made a mark on the world if you just get through it, and a few people remember your name. Then you’ve left a mark. You don’t have to bend the whole world. I think it’s better to just enjoy it. Pay your dues, and just enjoy it. If you shoot an arrow and it goes real high, hooray for you."
    Dorian Corey, Paris is Burning

  • #Paris is Burning      #words to live by      #dorian corey      




    May 30, 2013

    1 year ago





  • "Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy."
    Robert Tew (via haemus)

    (Source: hellanne, via crystalizedtearz)


  • #words to live by      




    March 10, 2013

    1 year ago





  • "You know, in life? Whoever you’re gonna be, I think maybe the trick is to be it over the top. Maybe that’s part of my problem. I’m me, but I’m me like 50%. I’m out there, but I fade. I cough. I look away. I pass out."
    Lidia Yuknavitch, Dora: A Headcase

  • #Dora      #Lidia Yuknavitch      #words to live by      #be it over the top      




    February 5, 2013

    1 year ago





  • "The cornerstone of art is the same as in life—it is all about surrender. When we drop our idea of how something should go, we open ourselves up to all sorts of possibilities."
    Alan Watt

  • #words to live by      #surrender      




    January 18, 2013

    1 year ago





  • "When you gotta go out and make a movie to pay for the kid’s private school and for the three ex-wives, don’t talk to me about your artistry. It’s their job. It’s not my job. It’s my calling."
    Quentin Tarantino

  • #Quentin Tarantino      #words to live by      #knowing your calling      








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