Fiction gives us empathy: it puts us inside the minds of other people, gives us the gifts of seeing the world through their eyes. Fiction is a lie that tells us true things, over and over.
- Neil Gaiman- Fahrenheit 451 Introduction (via dortheaisles
how seeing the shape of your mouth
that first time, I kept staring
until my blood turned to rain.
Some things take root
in the brain and just don’t
- T.S Elliot, Slow Dance
(Source: rarararambles, via queerfelix)
Some writers need a while to charge their batteries, and then write their books very rapidly. Some writers write a page or so every day, rain or shine. Some writers run out of steam, and need to do whatever it is they happen to do until they’re ready to write again.
- Neil Gaiman (Entitlement issues
(Source: fictionwritingtips, via genuinewarmdecentfeeling)