Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency.
Whether you’re keeping a journal or writing as a meditation, it’s the same thing. What’s important is you’re having a relationship with your mind.
Have compassion for yourself when you write. There is no failure – just a big field to wander in.
Creativity exists in the present moment. You can’t find it anywhere else.
Kill the idea of the lone, suffering artist. Don’t make it any harder on yourself.
Indefinite plans get dubious results.
I honor English majors. It’s a dumb thing to major in. It leads nowhere. It’s good to be dumb, it allows us to love something for no reason. That’s the best kind of love.
Take out another notebook, pick up another pen, and just write, just write, just write. In the middle of the world, make one positive step. In the center of chaos, make one definitive act. Just write. Say yes, stay alive, be awake. Just write. Just write. Just write.
Never underestimate people. They do desire the cut of truth.
Anything we fully do is an alone journey.
It is simply that person’s time. Ours will come in this lifetime or the next. No matter. Continue to practice.
A writer’s job is to give the reader a larger vision of the world.