"I don’t really deeply feel that anyone needs an airtight reason for quoting from the works of writers he loves, but it’s always nice, I’ll grant you, if he has one."
"Seymour: An Introduction", J.D. SalingerAsk me something literary.
It is most agreeable to be a writer of fiction for several reasons––one of the most important being, of course, that you can persuade people that it is really work if you look haggard enough––but perhaps the most useful thing about being a writer of fiction is that nothing is ever wasted; all experience is good for something; you tend to see everything as a potential structure of words. "Experience and Fiction," Shirley Jackson (via kelsfjord)
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