“Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.”
“I think there are people who want to be looked at. As a writer or observer, I’m more interested in looking.”
"Life is a whim of several billion cells to be you for a while."
“Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree, in the midst of them all.”
“When so many are lonely, as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.”
"I want to get more familiar with you. I love you. I loved you when you came and sat on the bed--all that second afternoon was like warm mist--and I hear again the way you say my name--with that queer accent of yours. You arouse in me such a mixture of feelings, I don't know how to approach you. Only come to me--get closer and closer to me. It will be beautiful, I promise you."
"Where it all ends I can't fathom, my friends.
If I knew, I might toss out my anchor."
“To love what you do and feel that it matters—how could anything be more fun?”
“It ain’t dying I’m talking about, it’s living. I doubt it matters where you die, but it matters where you live.”
--Larry McMurtry, 'Lonesome Dove'
“So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys - to woo women - and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do.”
--'Dead Poets Society'
“Start copying what you love. Copying, copying, copying. And at the end of the copy, you will find yourself.”
"…I love your feet only because they walked upon the earth and upon the wind and upon the waters, until they found me…"
“Be hole, be dust, be dream, be wind
Be night, be dark, be wish, be mind,
Now slip, now slide, now move unseen,
Above, beneath, betwixt, between.”
“I get my ideas out of my dreams…if you’re lucky enough to use something you see in a dream, it is purely original. It’s not in the world — it’s in your head. I think that is amazing.”