It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.
— L.R. Knost (via featherandarrow)
A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2. What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? 4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect?
— George Orwell; Politics and the English Language (via wordpainting)
I want to be like water. I want to slip through fingers, but hold up a ship.
— Michelle Williams (via mermaidsongs)