Sylvia Plath (via drunkblogging)
“I’ll always remember our first american tour. I’d say that it was that tour that hooked us forever. It was really more like a 3 month road trip with gigs. We drove ourselves from town to town in a two door car with amps in our laps, racked up 6 speeding tickets, almost got the car impounded, tried to outrun a cop in ohio and got taken to a jail and all our pockets emptied, had no money, and this was before mobile phones, and even email wasn’t really a thing, and we were living day to day and if the car broke down or an amp went, we wound up living in the middle of nowhere for a few days cos we couldn’t move on. this was also a time before the internet boom, where people came to gigs purely on the basis of word of mouth, and it really spread and gigs were just filling and filling, and you could see that the magic was in the music, because there were no other tools to use then. we had no label and no support outside of what was coming out of those guitar amps. it was a wonderful, honest, beautiful feeling.”- Alison Mosshart
No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
(Dead Poets Society, 1989)
The Illiad by Homer (via literarylines)