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Purple Things (by Lauren Peralta)
She must find a boat and sail in it. No guarantee of shore. Only a conviction that what she wanted could exist, if she dared to find it.
Jeanette Winterson (via kari-shma)

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Giovanni Gastel
“Inside these sealed glass balls live shrimp, algae, and bacteria, all swimming around in filtered seawater. Put it somewhere with some light, and this little ecosystem will chug along happily for years, no feeding or cleaning necessary, totally oblivious to the fact that the rest of the world exists outside.”
Oh what a grind it is embodying all these ideas and having perpetually to expose my mind, opened and intensified as it is by the heat of creation, to the blasts of the outer world. If I didn’t feel so much, how easy it would be to go on.
Virginia Woolf, from a diary entry dated 18 March 1935 (via proustitute)

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Brooke Weeber
Apparently, he was too busy living his own life to be a character in the imaginary novel that was mine.
Melissa Kantor, Girlfriend Material  (via creatingaquietmind)

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Orestes: Neither slave nor master. I am my freedom. No sooner had you created me than I ceased to be yours.
Jean-Paul Sarte (via quote-book)