Living Lines and Written Rhymes

A lovely accumulation of book reviews, writing articles, quotes, submitted works, and appreciation for the written word, particularly YA fiction, poetry, and journalism.

“I’m full of poetry now. Rot and poetry. Rotten poetry.”

—   Ernest Hemingway, The Snows of Kilimanjaro. (via wordsnquotes)

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“A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”

—   Madeleine L’Engle (via feellng)

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Librairie Ancienne & Moderne by juliettetang on Flickr.

“I have to say that although it broke my heart, I was, and still am, glad I was there.”

—   Markus Zusak, The Book Thief (via wordsnquotes)

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“I write because I like to write. I find joy in the texture and tone and rhythm of words. It is a satisfaction like that which follows good and shared love.”

—   John Steinbeck (via writingquotes)

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“If someone wanted to be a runner, you don’t tell them to think about running, you tell them to run. And the same simple idea applies to writing.”

—   Markus Zusak (via maxkirin)

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“When you are not writing, you are a writer too. It doesn’t leave you.”

—   Natalie Goldberg (via writingquotes)

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"i saw you farther from the edge and you looked good"

young and Paperback Heart by Bill Winchester (brightlightsloudnoises) on

Lisa looked at me one night
with her Marianas trench eyes and her
traffic accident smile

and she said to me,
‘You know, Max,
death is not the end.’

This little lump of soul surprised me,
swimming up, as it did,
through her endless black junk sea.

So I responded with a hopeful voice,
‘Is that true, Lisa?
Do you really think that’s true?’

And as a little rope of snot
slowly rappelled from her nose and the tears
poured down her face,

she told me the truth
for, quite possibly
the very first time.

'God, I hope not,' she said,
‘The universe couldn’t possibly be…
so cruel.’


Max Mundan, Death is Not the End

© David Rutter 2014

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