“Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic.”
“Maybe I was destined to forever fall in love with people I couldn’t have. Maybe there’s a whole assortment of impossible people waiting for me to find them. Waiting to make me feel the same impossibility over and over again.”
“When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody notices, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.”
“My mouth is a fire escape.
The words coming out
don’t care that they are naked.
There is something burning in there.”
“People say I love you all the time—when they say, ‘take an umbrella, it’s raining,’ or ‘hurry back,’ or even ‘watch out, you’ll break your neck.’ There are hundreds of ways of wording it - you just have to listen for it, my dear.”
“No, I’m not ok. But I haven’t been ok since I was 11, maybe 12. I am still here though.
I’m still breathing. For me, sometimes, that will have to be enough”
“Young writers should read books past bedtime and write things down in notebooks when they are supposed to be doing something else.”
“You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it.”
“Rewriting is like scrubbing the basement floor with a toothbrush.”
— PETE MURPHY @AdviceToWriters