The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. – Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath (2000)

I wish you a kinder sea. – Emily Dickinson
“-I am jealous of those who think more deeply, who write better, who draw better, who ski better, who look better, who live better, who love better than I. I am sitting at my desk looking out at a bright antiseptic January day, with an icy wind whipping the sky into a white-and-blue froth. I can see Hopkins House, and the hairy black trees; I can see a girl bicycling along the gray road. I can see the sunlight slanting diagonally across the desk, catching on the iridescent filaments of […]
“Another page turns on the calendar, April now, not March. . . . . . . . . . I am spinning the silk threads of my story, weaving the fabric of my world… I spun out of control. Eating was hard. Breathing was hard. Living was hardest. I wanted to swallow the bitter seeds of forgetfulness … Somehow, I dragged myself out of the dark and asked for help. I spin and weave and knit my words and visions until a life starts to take shape.” There is no […]

“So many things become beautiful when you really look.” – Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall (2010)

“I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my lids and all is born again.” – Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar (1963)

“It was books that made me feel like I was not completely alone.” – Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince (2011)

“No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream.” – Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House, (1959)