pretty words / simple words / just twenty six letters

Saturday, January 12, 2013

"I’m restless. Things are calling me away. My hair is being pulled by the stars again." - Anaïs Nin

"I think we all speak a different kind of language than each other, but you sound a whole lot like coffee on a Sunday morning and the rain is falling bitter against the windowpane and your elbows are making holes in the countertops, and I only want to tell you that I wish I was as close as the threads of your t-shirt, and if I can't be that, then I'll be content with drinking my drink beside you, with the rain sloppy open mouth kissing the roof, trying to dismantle the etymology of a conversation that falls out of the realm of words." - Shinji Moon

"One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple." - Jack Kerouac

"Hang in there. It is astonishing how short a time it can take for very wonderful things to happen." - Frances Hodgson Burnett

"I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing." - Agatha Christie

"she said she usually cried at least once a day not because she was sad, but because the world was so beautiful & life was so short." - Brian Andreas

"Your handwriting. The way you walk. Which china pattern you choose. It's all giving you away. Everything you do shows your hand. Everything is a self-portrait. Everything is a diary." - Chuck Palahniuk

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." - Robert Frost
I wouldn't ever get a tattoo but
these are the kinds of words
I want to tattoo onto my hands
so that everything my fingers hold
all the giving and the letting go
would be touched by the grace and truth
of a twenty six letters well placed
a kind of symphony in ink.

oooh. how I love them.


  1. Thanks for sharing those quotes, now I have a few new ones to add to my ever growing list of favorite quotes :)

  2. these words just ache with truths.