"Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out your horn. They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art." —Charlie Parker

"Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out your horn. They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art." —Charlie Parker

Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.
— Henry James
Music, of all the arts, stands in a special region, unlit by any star but its own, and utterly without meaning…except its own.
— Leonard Bernstein
But I believe that in most every intellectual endeavor, the extremes of its work come from an unteachable dark.
— Rivka Galchen, “Can Writing Be Taught?
Tags: writing

"You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write." Annie Proulx

"You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write." Annie Proulx


"We’re all strange inside. We learn how to disguise our differences as we grow up." Annie Proulx

"We’re all strange inside. We learn how to disguise our differences as we grow up." Annie Proulx

words evaporate like water in a dish
leaving you with a sense of something meant,
but not the memory of what was said,
or how, or when.
Things stay as they are (call them facts)
even with the names you learn to give them;
poems (you tell yourself) are so many ways
of naming things you’ve seen
once and may not see again,
except for tricks of remembering;
for words forget themselves
and move among the things you cannot name,
and what you know by touch and tact
seems merely a vanishing thing.
Vinay Dharwadker, "Words and Things" (via litafficionado)
Reblogged from the fire of my loins
Tags: poetry
"You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes."
A.A. Milne

"You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes."

A.A. Milne