Contradictive Melancholy
When God had made The Man, he made him out of stuff that sung all the time and glittered all over. Some angels got jealous and chopped him into millions of pieces, but still he glittered and hummed. So they beat him down to nothing but sparks but each little spark had a shine and a song. So they covered each one over with mud. And the lonesomeness in the sparks make them hunt for one another.
Zora Neale Hurston (Their Eyes Were Watching God)
A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2. What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? 4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect?
George Orwell (Politics and the English Language)
The venn diagram of boys who don’t like smart girls and boys you don’t wanna date is a circle.
John Green (via myquotelibrary)

This is also a good one.

It’s weird not to be weird.
John Lennon (via myquotelibrary)

What a fucking good quote.