"It is dull enough to confuse the eye in following, pronounced enough to constantly irritate and provoke study, and when you follow the lame uncertain curves for a little distance they suddenly commit suicide—plunge off at outrageous angles, destroy themselves in unheard of contradictions."
"If there’s something you want to do, and you have any kind of basic skill or talent in that direction, please, please, please…do it. Begin. I feel that this is the only life advice I’m qualified to give- GO FOR IT. Keep plugging away. Heave yourself up to the mountain, for there’s bound to be a biscuit at the top. Someone’s got to be the new X; someone’s got to be the new Y. Or maybe you have different kinds of dreams. Still not learned to knit? Do it! Fancy yoga? Bend over! Dreamed of walking the Pennine way? Lace up your boots and BEGIN!"
- Miranda Hart, Is It Just Me?
Am I the only one whose backing away from certain fandoms? Sure admire them from afar, watch their fans shrivel is die, but do not join, in fear of your sudden death as well.
The best thing about writing a book is escaping into the world you have willingly created. Everything is at your disposal. If you don’t like a character, make them suffer in some way. If you want to change the scenery pick a different destination. If you don’t like the time period, time travel.
You know when you were a kid and never got invited to parties and your parents told you that as you grow up that goes away. You make new friends and have new experiences. Well they never told you what happens if after highschool and college your still not invited to anything.
"-she was making me write the name here, she is growing more real, more solid and quick, with every stroking of the nib across the page-Selina. In one of those shadows Selina is lying. Her eyes are open, and she is looking at me.”(117)"
- Affinity by Sarah Waters
"I know when you get right down to it people are not that easy to kill. And as I’m sure you are well aware, murder’s a very messy business, it really is. Oh, sometimes you get lucky with a single bullet, say, right in the temple. Or the proper angle of a knife shoved into a chest. But there’s always a struggle, usually some screaming, and then there’s always that mess- the blood, the splatter, the waste that comes falling out. Trust me, things get ugly even if you use poison. So, no, I can’t say I ever enjoyed killing. I only did it for the revolution…."
- Pavel, in The Romanov Bride by Robert Alexander