You cannot fold a flood
And put it in a drawer,—
In a very real sense, the surging water in an ocean does not move; rather, energy moved through it. In this same sense, the energy of violence moves through our culture.
-Gavin De Becker, The Gift of Fear
“One should write only those books from whose absence one suffers.” - Marina Tsvetaeva
“I want my work to have an organic organization - to feel and appear to the reader as if it opens out of itself like an organic thing: like a flower or a piece of fruit.”
-Jayne Anne Phillips