"Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist."
- Pablo Picasso (via asyoulikeitnow)
"She was an extravagantly slender girl. Her ribs showed. The conspicuous knobs of her hipbones framed a hollowed abdomen, so flat as to belie the notion of “belly.” Her exquisite bone structure immediately slipped into a novel - became in fact the secret structure of that novel, besides supporting a number of poems."
- Vladimir Nabokov, The Original of Laura (via oscillates)
(Source: oscillates, via ruedebuci)
"Do you suppose it’s so much easier to make conversation with someone you already know well than with someone you don’t know at all primarily because of all the previously exchanged information and shared experiences between two people who know each other well, or because maybe it’s only with people we already know well and know know us well that we don’t go through the awkward mental process of subjecting everything we think of saying or bringing up as a topic of light conversation to a self-conscious critical analysis and evaluation that manages to make anything we think of proposing to say to the other person seem dull or stupid or banal or on the other hand maybe overly intimate or tension-producing?"
- David Foster Wallace, The Pale King (via substantia-nigra)
(Source: resips, via substantia-nigra)