Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.
—Francis Bacon (via observando)
Youth is the age of despairs.
—Lawrence Durrell, Mountolive (via aphidempire)
It takes a lot of neurosis to write a novel. If you were really sensible, you’d do something else.
—Lawrence Durrell (via maxkirin)
"Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?" - Pablo Picasso
"Now if I wrote I would try for a multi-dimensional effect in character, a sort of prism sightedness. Why should people not show more than one profile at a time?" - Lawrence Durrell