"Don’t worry about being original, she said dismissively. Yes, everything’s been written, but also, the thing you want to write, before you wrote it, was impossible to write. Otherwise it would already exist. You writing it makes it possible."
"This is how writers fall in love: they feel complicated together and then they talk about it."
Leslie Jamison, in The Empathy Exams (a stellar essay collection coming out in April), has an uncanny habit of running her sentences right into one’s mental funnybone. Ow. (via bookavore)