No Box of Kittens

A savage desire for strong emotions and sensations burns inside me: a rage against this soft-tinted, shallow, standardized and sterilized life, and a mad craving to smash something up, a department store, say, or a cathedral, or myself.

—Hermann Hesse (via carpethedamndiem)

(via commovente)

What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age.

—Plath, Sylvia. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath. (via wordsnquotes)

(via missschlegel)

When people stop writing, it’s one of two things – they are either really fucking happy or broken beyond repair.

—Ming D. Liu (via writingquotes)