"Jim Moore is the kind of poet who makes me want to read more poetry—more of his poetry, definitely, but also more poetry in general. He’s the kind of contemporary poet that reminds me that verse is not a lost art form, but is still living, still breathing, and always relevant."—The Poetry of Jim Moore: Lightning at Dinner
"I love the way a book connects people, even if some people loved it and some people hated it. Reading together means we entered the same story, we walked the same streets and witnessed the same deaths and weddings."
— Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet. (via squinchyfry)
"It’s an intensely personal thing—the space where you create and think. Do you have a messy desk, or an organized one? Do you do your best work in a place with lots of light and open space, or a cluttered and cozy library?
Sneak a peek into the workspaces of famously creative people—some are orderly and minimalistic, others are cluttered and chaotic—but all are uniquely suited to the habits and aesthetics of these artists, writers, and thinkers.”—Inspiring Workplaces of Famous Creatives
"We have art in order not to die of the truth."
— Friedrich Nietzsche (via observando)
"Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it."
— C.S. Lewis (via falling-forward)
"But there are pleasures to be had from books beyond being lightly entertained. There is the pleasure of being challenged; the pleasure of feeling one’s range and capacities expanding; the pleasure of entering into an unfamiliar world, and being led into empathy with a consciousness very different from one’s own; the pleasure of knowing what others have already thought it worth knowing, and entering a larger conversation."
The Pleasure of Reading to Impress Yourself - The New Yorker
A writer for the New Yorker unearths a list of the books she read as a young adult. She responds to a question about the lack of “fun” or “guilty” reads on the list.