• To the very edge of its collapse
  • Friendship makes thieves of us all. (PS)
  • I wrote to give myself something to read. (PS)
  • I’d like to write a book that everybody loves. I’d like to take a picture that someone wants to put above their desk so they can look at it while they’re writing a letter or doing whatever they’re doing while sitting at their desk. I’d like to do a painting that would astonish people. (Patti Smith)
  • Things you do not do to childhood
  • Creepy little twins
  • By the sea, where God is everything
  • Empathy is a muscle … (Katherine Boo)
  • Poem: Under mysterious circumstances
  • The indigestible sorrows of life (A.L.)
  • Acquaintances return books. Friends never do. (Heidi Julavits)
  • She likes ugly men, and this one could win a contest (Isabel Allende)
  • Poem: Maker Unknown
  • We must live the questions our children raise for us. (Eula Biss)
  • A heart attack comes from the pain of remembering. (Miriam Toews)
  • What sorts of things do you google when your favorite person in the world is determined to leave it? (Miriam Toews)
  • [She] had the face of a mischievous child. (Isabel Allende)
  • Conversations through a wall.
  • We have all been moved, deeply even, by something we’ve now forgotten. (Scott Korb)
  • Photographing the unphotographable …
  • And photography’s history is bound to the mistake, the accident. (Taryn Simon)
  • A long walk on a short pier
  • Health … is the pause between afflictions. (Heidi Julavits)
  • There was, inside of her, an infinite summer.
  • Maybe we have a finite capacity for falling in love that gets depleted with age. Or maybe romantic love is an affliction of adolescence, like acne or a passionate ideological investment in pop songs. (Tim Kreider)
  • Just don’t be afraid. Or you’ll drown. (via HONY)
  • Little boys are time machines.
  • Gods and Heroes
  • A daydreamer’s diary
  • But everything compromises your creative energy (Marilynne Robinson)
  • Eight-year-old-girl dreams.
  • Accomplishing zero things.
  • There is an outside truth, and there is an inside truth.
  • How do they eat so much so early in the morning? (JJ)
  • She is specific in her loveliness.
  • The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. (Alice Walker)
  • Double the beautiful / Because they are so little (Fanny Howe)
  • Who couldn’t use a little salvation? (LC)
  • Luck is not a business model. (Also AB)
  • There is nothing cool about “used to be cool.” (Anthony Bourdain)
  • Pete the dog and his bad adoptive parents. (#childrensbooktitles)
  • You really put the big pot in the little pot.
  • Teeth like kernels of corn (MB)
  • If I didn’t show up, I wouldn’t know where else to go. (PNC)
  • Skipping rope in the old city of Shanghai
  • The first baby bison of the year
  • Barry Dith, my fat dad. (JW)
  • I have to start thinking about what to wear when I first visit Mars. (Yoko Ono)
  • I work at a job where people use phrases such as “brand activation,” and no one says “that’s made up.” (LC)
  • Poem: Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Standing under bridges that look like cathedrals
  • My mom said my hair looks like a pan of mushrooms. (SH)
  • Is that sign language or an interpretive dancer? (JW)
  • I feel naughty when you say you love me. (LB)