The Writehouse

"Steadfast, serene, immovable, the same, year after year, through all the silent night
burns on forevermore that quenchless flame, shines on that inextinguishable light!"
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Just because you’re taught that something’s right and everyone believes it’s right, it don’t make it right.
A writer- and, I believe, generally all persons- must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.
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Bob Dylan,
Tell Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series Vol. 8

"God Knows", Bob Dylan


ryan adams & willie nelson

I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.

Leo Rosten

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When you run after your thoughts, you are like a dog chasing a stick: every time a stick is thrown, you run after it.

Instead, be like a lion who, rather than chasing after the stick, turns to face the thrower. One only throws a stick at a lion once.

Milarepa (1052-1135, Tibetan Yogi)

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Oli, Fiona, Lidi and Zoe. 36 x 48 Inches. Acrylic on canvas. 2014

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Everyone tells you what’s good for you. They don’t want you to find your own answers. They want you to believe theirs.
Dan Millman (via fassyy)

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It would be very nice for nervous types like me if things were black-and-white, and you could tell where one thing ended and the next thing began, but as Einstein taught us, everything in the future and the past is right here now. There’s always something ending and something beginning. Yet in the very center is the truth of your spiritual identity: is you.

Beautiful essay by Anne Lamott on the life’s work of becoming who you are.

Couple with Florence King on how to find yourself, then revisit Lamott’s timeless meditations on why perfectionism kills creativity and how we keep ourselves small by people-pleasing.

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Howling Wolf, Newport, RI 1966


Howling Wolf, Newport, RI 1966

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Tom Petty,
The Live Anthology

"The Waiting [Live]", Tom Petty


Son House, Newport, RI 1965


Son House, Newport, RI 1965

Once, Picasso was asked what his paintings meant. He said, ‘Do you ever know what the birds are singing? You don’t. But you listen to them anyway.’ So, sometimes with art, it is important just to look.
Marina Abramovic (via aroseforalice)

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What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly.

Richard Bach

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