Then there is the other secret. There isn’t any symbolysm. The sea is the sea. The old man is an old man. The boy is a boy and the fish is a fish. The shark are all sharks no better and no worse. All the symbolism that people say is shit. What goes beyond is what you see beyond when you know.
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters
Ernest Hemingway, “Letter to Bernard Berenson,” 1952 (via wordsnquotes
Currently wearing an ab gym belt bc I would rather give myself thousands of electric shocks than exercise
I am inclined to think that poets, dramatists, artists, and novelists have a deeper understanding of certain aspects of psychology than professional psychologists.
The feeling of forcing yourself to continue reading a book is distressing.
There is a difference between being a feminist and a misandrist.