Songwriter, poet and journalism student living in melbourne.

I had no one to help me, but then T. S. Eliot helped me.

So when people say that poetry is a luxury, or an option, or for the educated middle classes, or that it shouldn’t be read at school because it is irrelevant, or any of the strange stupid things that are said about poetry and its place in our lives, I suspect that the people doing the saying have had things pretty easy. A tough life needs a tough language – and that is what poetry is. That is what literature offers – a language powerful enough to say how it is.

It isn’t a hiding place. It is a finding place.

Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?  (via mirroir)

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hope i don’t get caught in sap and fossilised and cloned in a million years like the mosquito in jurassic park. no thanks. not for me.

Just because your pain is understandable, doesn’t mean your behavior is acceptable.

—Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience  (via jasfuckinq)

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Good novels are written by people who are not frightened.

—George Orwell (via maxkirin)

I like this particularly because it is bullshit. Fear is part of the nature of the job.

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She was the kind of girlfriend God gives you young, so you’ll know loss the rest of your life

—Junot Diaz, This Is How You Lose Her (via versteur)

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am i a bad person for stealing books from the library or am i just a jaded rat who likes to take things for my rat nest and is also bitter about college students 

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