How to focus in the age of distraction.
"Don’t expect the puppets of your mind to become the people of your story. If they are not realities in your own mind, there is no mysterious alchemy in ink and paper that will turn wooden figures into flesh and blood."
"Imagination is the golden-eyed monster that never sleeps. It must be fed; it cannot be ignored."
"A literary creation can appeal to us in all sorts of ways-by its theme, subject, situations, characters. But above all it appeals to us by the presence in it of art. It is the presence of art in Crime and Punishment that moves us deeply rather than the story of Raskolnikov’s crime."
"Materializations are often best produced in rooms where there are books. I cannot think of any time when materialization was in any way hampered by the presence of books."
This picture could only be made better if Oscar the Grouch was peeking from one of those cans. I swear Sesame Street was one of my main inspirations as a kid.
(Source: pinterest.com, via writersrelief)