- Joan Didion, Blue Nights (via heliophobus)
- Oliver Reichenstein/ IA (via wang-kevin)
"All of us failed to match our dream of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible. In my opinion, if I could write all my work again, I am convinced that I would do it better, which is the healthiest condition for an artist. That’s why he keeps on working, trying again; he believes each time that this time he will do it, bring it off. Of course he won’t, which is why this condition is healthy. Once he did it, once he matched the work to the image, the dream, nothing would remain but to cut his throat, jump off the other side of that pinnacle of perfection into suicide."- William Faulkner, "The Art of Fiction No. 12"
“Especially my childhood…I spent quite a lot of time on my own walking the mountains in Iceland and the hills and just hearing music in my head. And being euphoric and very on a high and very self-contained and self-sufficient. And then once in a while going to school and doing these kind of things -and trying to take part in conversation with the other humans and just finding it a bit boring really and a bit not making a lot of sense a lot of the time because people saying one thing and then did completely different things. They loved some people and hung out with other people. And so I ended up always going back on my hill.” –Björk, NPR World Cafe Interview, 2000