“Cram your head with characters and stories. Abuse your library privileges. Never stop looking at the world, and never stop reading to find out what sense other people have made of it. If people give you a hard time and tell you to get your nose out of a book, tell them you’re working. Tell them it’s research. Tell them to pipe down and leave you alone.”
Jennifer Weiner (via amandaonwriting)
“I remained too much inside my head and ended up losing my mind.”
— Edgar Allan Poe, Complete Writings
“I’m not sure what I’ll do, but— well, I want to go places and see people. I want my mind to grow. I want to live where things happen on a big scale.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Ice Palace (via 4mbivalent)

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“You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads… may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”
— Ray Bradbury
“Bond’s car was his only personal hobby. He drove it hard and well and with an almost sensual pleasure.”
— Ian Fleming (via ifonlyihadthemoney)