untitled by yyellowbird on Flickr.

untitled by yyellowbird on Flickr.

untitled by Molly Strohl on Flickr.

untitled by Molly Strohl on Flickr.

strained blink | reflex by amalia.jane on Flickr.

strained blink | reflex by amalia.jane on Flickr.

Garden Party by andreafarina on Flickr.

Garden Party by andreafarina on Flickr.

this is how i go about it:
i take a fresh pot of tea into my study and close the door.
then i remove my clothes and leave them in a pile
as if i had melted to death and my legacy consisted of only
a white shirt, a pair of pants, and a pot of cold tea.

then i remove my flesh and hang it over a chair.
i slide it off my bones like a silken garment.
i do this so that what i write will be pure,
uncontaminated by the preoccupations of the body.

Billy Collins on writing

self by sarah hamburger on Flickr.

self by sarah hamburger on Flickr.

waiting (by Jana Romanova)

waiting (by Jana Romanova)

Streaker #8 by zachcollinsart on Flickr.

Streaker #8 by zachcollinsart on Flickr.

A Georgian Townhouse in Edinburgh Remodeled for an Artist by Sarah Lonsdale

A Georgian Townhouse in Edinburgh Remodeled for an Artist by 

(via blua)

Get scared. It will do you good. Smoke a bit, stare blankly at some ceilings, beat your head against some walls, refuse to see some people, paint and write. Get scared some more. Allow your little mind to do nothing but function. Stay inside, go out - I don’t care what you’ll do; but stay scared as hell. You will never be able to experience everything. So, please, do poetical justice to your soul and simply experience yourself. 
Albert Camus, Notebooks, 1951-1959
winter solitude by untidy souls on Flickr.

winter solitude by untidy souls on Flickr.

rorsach by sarah hamburger on Flickr.

rorsach by sarah hamburger on Flickr.

untitled by Silence Effects on Flickr.

untitled by Silence Effects on Flickr.

Reading in bed can be heaven, assuming you can get just the right amount of light on the page and aren’t prone to spilling your coffee or cognac on the sheets.
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Her

Her

(Source: adriamercuri, via vastergarden)