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Respectable Dr. John Green after tfios knocked down the perks of being a wallflower to #2 on the NY times best seller list
To be fair, I’m not a doctor yet, not even an honorary one.
I do not know what makes a writer, but it probably isn’t happiness.
|—||William Saroyan (via transientpublishing)|
He knew only that his child was his warrant. He said: If he is not the word of God God never spoke.
|—||Cormac McCarthy, The Road (via cyansunday)|
Fiction seems to be more effective at changing beliefs than non-fiction, which is designed to persuade through argument and evidence. Studies show that when we read non-fiction, we read with our shields up. We are critical and skeptical. But when we are absorbed in a story, we drop our intellectual guard. We are moved emotionally, and this seems to make us rubbery and easy to shape.
The sign of intelligence is that you are constantly wondering. Idiots are always dead sure about every damn thing they are doing in their life.
|—||Vasudev (via thearistocatic)|
Still, the longer I was around her, the more I could see the colors of her mind and the recesses of her heart. There was a beast in there. But there was also a girl who was afraid of being a beast, and who wondered if other people had beasts in their hearts too.
|—||Jodi Lynn Anderson, Tiger Lily (via kayleyhyde)|