“We think we tell stories, but stories often tell us, tell us to love or to hate, to see or to be blind. Often, too often, stories saddle us, ride us, whip us onward, tell us what to do, and we do it without questioning. The task of learning to be free requires learning to hear them, to question them, to pause and hear silence, to name them, and then to become the storyteller.”
— Rebecca Solnit, The Faraway Nearby
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i don’t want to bear anybody’s expectations. i just want to do… what i can do. and to be judged on that. all of this comes back to what ernest hemingway said: ‘don’t talk about writing; just write.’ and i sometimes tend to think: ‘don’t talk about living; just live.
- michael palin | via marihuertas [emphasis mine]
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