The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them — words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they’re brought out. But it’s more than that, isn’t it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you’ve said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That’s the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller, but for want of an understanding ear.
— Stephen King, “The Body”
From Different Seasons
The inspiration you seek is already within you. Be silent and listen.
- Rumi (via cosmofilius)
My mind speaks English, my heart speaks Russian, and my ear prefers French.
- Vladimir Nabokov
trilingual writer that understood the very different personalities of the languages he spoke. (via delicateswans)
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You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.
- Albert Camus, The Fall (via quotes-shape-us)
Yet I liked him too much—way too much, and I ripped him out of my heart so it wouldn’t get to hurt me more than it did. Oh, he’s magnetic, he’s charming; you could fall into his eyes. Let’s face it: his sex appeal was unbearably strong. I wanted to know him—the thoughts, the ideas behind the handsome, confident, wise-cracking mask.
- The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath (via thechocolatebrigade)
You’re so calm and quiet, you never say. But there are things inside you. I see them sometimes, hiding in your eyes.
- Tracy Chevalier, Girl with a Pearl Earring (via larmoyante)
If you want to kill yourself, kill what you don’t like. I had an old self that I killed. You can kill yourself too, but that doesn’t mean you got to stop living.
- Vargus, Archie’s Final Project (via airchrysalis)