It’s enough to make you want to be a Valkyrie.

In general…there’s no point in writing hopeless novels. We all know we’re going to die; what’s important is the kind of men and women we are in the face of this.

– Anne Lamott (via writingquotes)

Last night I watched this documentary about architect/developer John Portman, who designed the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero, and I promptly became homesick for San Francisco.

1. Your skin may never be perfect, and that’s okay.

2. Life is too short not to have the underwear, the coffee, and the haircut you want.

3. Everyone (including your family, your coworkers, and your best friend) will talk about you behind your back, and you’ll talk about them too. It doesn’t mean you don’t love each other.

4. It’s okay to spend money on things that make you happy.

5. Sometimes without fault or reason, relationships deteriorate. It will happen when you’re six, it will happen when you’re sixty. That’s life.

– (via garykingofthegays)

(Source: aumoe, via agooddaytowhy)

Respect your characters, even the ­minor ones. In art, as in life, everyone is the hero of their own particular story; it is worth thinking about what your minor characters’ stories are, even though they may intersect only slightly with your protagonist’s.

– Sarah Waters (via writersrelief)

Vincent van Gogh - Branches with Almond Blossom (1890)


Vincent van Gogh - Branches with Almond Blossom (1890)

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Futurama 3d (test shot) from seccovan on Vimeo.

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Music: Alan Silvestri - “Forrest Gump Suite” (fragment)
Software: 3dsmax, Nuke, Photoshop, After Effects
Tools : Multiscatter plugin, Ghost Town script, Poly FX script

One of the many lessons I hope I’ve learned is how much I underestimated people, their open-mindedness and their willingness to understand. I think, moreover, I underestimated the degree to which everyone has a story. So my advice, for whatever it’s worth, is to trust readers, trust the truth and trust the power of storytelling.

– Jeannette Walls (via writingquotes)

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

Haruki Murakami (via kushandwizdom)

In the future, all anonymous quotes will be attributed at random.

— Kate Beckinsale

(via jobhasnothingtolose)

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