“ When a condition or a problem becomes too great, humans have the protection of not thinking about it. But it goes inward and minces up with a lot of other things already there and what comes out is discontent and uneasiness, guilt and a compulsion to get something—anything—before it is all gone. ”
John Steinbeck (via misswallflower)
In 1989, a little girl named Amy sent a bottle of colored water, oil and glitter to Roald Dahl, who knew right away that this was a dream in a bottle inspired by his book, The BFG. In response, the author penned this short note to his 7-year-old fan.
“ A diary is written in the heat of the battle, while a memoir is written with the selection of hindsight. ”
“ Even a shopping list is important if scribbled by a genius. ”
Ned Rorem, The Paris Diary