“Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.”—William Shakespeare, “Macbeth”
“There must be something I can’t see, so tell me.
Hold me up, help me out,
As I circle around what makes me happy.
There isn’t one place that I can be without leaving.
This is my life.”—A Day to Remember, “I Remember”
“Wanna be a writer? Find a different way to say “I’m going to the store” every single time you say it. Come up with nicknames for all of your friends. Ask people questions, welcome conversation from an outside perspective, do not drop a topic until you are satisfied. For every different room in which you find yourself on every single day, point out at least one thing that is there, but shouldn’t be there, and why it shouldn’t be there. Then take maybe ten minutes a week to get it down on the page. Writing only takes a long time when the only time you think about writing is when you are writing.”—Toni Morrison (via ethiopienne)