“I believe that loving fearlessly is the bravest thing in this world. It’s not loving without fear. It’s loving fear-less-ly, courageously [love truly].. to be afraid and leap regardless…there is such power in that. I think that relates to all parts of your life. What is left unlived and unexpressed in love hurts the most.”—Sabrina Ward Harrison
“An artist’s only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else’s.”—
J.D. Salinger, Franny & Zooey. Salinger died two years ago today. (via doubledaybooks)
J.D. Salinger has always been a magnificent influence of my own writing. More so from Franny and Zooey and Nine Stories than Catcher, with such an untouchable voice for character and a constant push of limits. It is funny how I have always related to male writers more than female, the grittiness and straight shooting detail. Without Salinger’s influence in my life I wouldn’t be the kind of writer I am today.
“Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.”—Marilyn Monroe
Currently making a theme-song playlist on Spotify to get me through those long days. Remember myspace? Pretty sure the lyrics to this song were my “About Me” for all of those years. Silly stuff, that myspace.