Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt use it — don’t cheat with it.

Ernest Hemingway, “Letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald,” 1962  (via wordsnquotes)

I think my degrees in Theology and Psychology qualified me for nothing, but probably prepared me for everything.

― Brooke Bida (via psych-quotes)

You’d be surprised what small, everyday things can lift us out of despair. But nobody can do it for you. You’re the one who has to watch for the open door.

Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch (via psych-facts)

We must never forget that human motives are generally far more complicated than we are apt to suppose, and that we can very rarely accurately describe the motives of another.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot (via wordsnquotes)