" If it is right, it happens — The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away. "
John Steinbeck, born on this day in 1902, on falling in love in a magnificent letter of advice to his teenage son.
" Occasionally I’ll be sitting somewhere and I’ll be listening to someone perhaps not saying the kindest things about me. And I’ll look down at my hand and I’ll sort of pinch my skin to make sure it still has the requisite thickness I know Eleanor Roosevelt expects me to have. "
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" I’d be his, if he asked. "
Six Word Story
" There is only one way to read, which is to browse in libraries and bookshops, picking up books that attract you, reading only those, dropping them when they bore you, skipping the parts that drag — and never, never reading anything because you feel you ought, or because it is part of a trend or a movement. Remember that the book which bores you when you are twenty or thirty will open doors for you when you are forty or fifty — and vice versa. Don’t read a book out of its right time for you. "
Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook (via misswallflower)