The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art.
— Junot Díaz (via biofiilia)
— Yes, I was infatuated with you; I am still. No one has ever heightened such a keen capacity of physical sensation in me. I cut you out because I couldn’t stand being a passing fancy. Before I give my body, I must give my thoughts, my mind, my dreams. And you weren’t having any of those. —
— Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath (via lifeinpoetry)
I find it hard to name the one book that was so damn delightful it changed my life. The truth is, they have all changed my life, every single one of them—even the ones I hated. Books are my version of “experiences.” I’m made of them.