Factober

Fictions are merely frozen dreams, linked images with some semblance of structure. They are not to be trusted, no more than the people who create them.

Posted 4 months ago

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I believe patriotism comes from the heart. Patriotism is voluntary. It is a

I believe patriotism comes from the heart. Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief.
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Sky and the stars and the sun, and the moon and the mountain and the rivers

Sky and the stars and the sun, and the moon and the mountain and the rivers will smile, if you smile. Beasts and the brutes and the monsters and the birds, and the flowers, and the plants, will be kind if you are kind. Doomed and the hopeless and the cond
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

She had never been so affected by the idea of intimacy, but there was somet

She had never been so affected by the idea of intimacy, but there was something about his eyes; something warm, and gentle even though she felt transparent every time he turned his attention on her; like he could see her, really see her. The idea of being
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

There is nothing so expensive, really, as a big, well-developed, full-bodie

There is nothing so expensive, really, as a big, well-developed, full-bodied preconception.
Posted 4 months ago

I know it when I don't know it. Sometimes I know it when I don't think I kn

I know it when I don't know it. Sometimes I know it when I don't think I know it. I need to trust myself in these moments, these rare moments of self-doubt.
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the ot

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

The person you are in the dark will eventually be the person you are in the

The person you are in the dark will eventually be the person you are in the light.
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

Show me the man and I'll show you the law.

Show me the man and I'll show you the law.
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

Often it’s not we who shape words, but the words we use that shape us.

Often it’s not we who shape words, but the words we use that shape us.
Posted 4 months ago

There are only two things worth aiming for, good music and a clean conscien

There are only two things worth aiming for, good music and a clean conscience.
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.

Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

The sound of her breathing reminded me, as it so often did, of how vulnerab

The sound of her breathing reminded me, as it so often did, of how vulnerable she was. And how vulnerable we were because of how much we loved her. The fear - that something could happen to her at any moment, something I'd be helpless to stop - had become
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago