“People look into space. They seem to be elsewhere, lost in a secrecy the paintings cannot disclose and we can only guess at. It is as if we were spectators at an event we were unable to name; we feel the presence of what is hidden, of what surely exists but is not revealed. By formalizing privacy, by giving it a space where it can be witnessed without being violated.”
Mark Strand on the paintings of Edward Hopper. Excerpted from Hopper.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Astronauts on lunar expeditions have
orbited the moon and seen its entire surface. But the rest of us have
never seen more than 59 percent of it. As the moon revolves around the
Earth, it always keeps one side turned away from our view. Isn’t that
amazing and eerie? The second most important heavenly body, which is
such a constant and intimate factor in our lives, is half-hidden. I’d like to
propose that there is an analogous phenomenon in your inner world,
Sagittarius: a part of you that forever conceals some of its true nature.
But I’m pretty sure you will soon be offered an unprecedented chance to
explore that mysterious realm.
Free Will Astrology: Week of June 20th, 2013
"I wanted to nail the rhythm of my experience, the rhythm of family, the joyous, tribal language of brotherhood, the cadence of wonder and fear. I love voice; a deeply imagined and inventive voice does more for me than a fantastic plot or vivid setting. For me, the magic of fiction lies in the words chosen and the structure of the sentences. I could write about men on Mars or about a childhood similar to my own, but my goal would be the same: get the words right, cast a spell."
— Interview with Justin Torres, author of We The Animals. Granta, 2011.
"Blame it or praise it, there is no denying the wild horse in us."
— Jacob’s Room, Virginia Woolf (via fuckyeahliteraryquotes) (via vwvw) (via awritersruminations) (via booklover)