Live, Love, Say It Well.

Ryan Sheffield's collection of writers' quotes on Etsy is so rich and well-curated, I had a hard time narrowing down my favorites. I love Nabokov's line about a scientific imagination, and Bukowski's thoughts on art and tacos, but the best of the best might be this one from Denis Johnson, whose book Jesus' Son I read last summer and loved: "English words are like prisms. Empty, nothing inside, and still they make rainbows."

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  1. All so good! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Jesus' Son has been on my to-read list forever! I love that Bukowski quote!

  3. I love their quotes so much as well as the face expression of the portraits! Great art and thanks for sharing, shoko! xo akiko

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  4. i love denis johnson!

  5. Kathy, it's amazing! The first few pages especially.

  6. Bukowski is my favorite! I wish I could've met him. I have a thing for older people who are assholes. And I mean that as a compliment.

    The F. Scott Fitzgerald one is perfect, and just what I needed to hear today!

  7. Kristina @ DailyAmpersandJuly 18, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    Love this! I especially love the Charles Bukowski quote. Made me giggle :)

  8. I should most certainly be buying less tacos and more art. But I love tacos so much!!

    Thanks a million for your lovely comments yesterday. Touched me.




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