Category: Donna Tartt

“You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for…”

“You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life.”

Donna Tartt

“But it’s so heartbreaking and unnecessary how we lose things. From pure carelessness.”

“But it’s so heartbreaking and unnecessary how we lose things. From pure carelessness.”

Donna Tartt

“I was fascinated by strangers, wanted to know what food they ate and what dishes they ate it from,…”

“I was fascinated by strangers, wanted to know what food they ate and what dishes they ate it from, what movies they watched and what music they listened to, wanted to look under their beds and in their secret drawers and night tables and inside the pockets of their coats.”

Donna Tartt

“Sometimes we want what we want even if we know it’s going to kill us.”

“Sometimes we want what we want even if we know it’s going to kill us.”

Donna Tartt

“Stay away from the ones you love too much. Those are the ones who will kill you.”

“Stay away from the ones you love too much. Those are the ones who will kill you.”

Donna Tartt

“Stay away from the ones you love too much. Those are the ones who will kill you.”

“Stay away from the ones you love too much. Those are the ones who will kill you.”

Donna Tartt

What if one happens to be possessed of a heart…

What if one happens to be possessed of a heart that can’t be trusted—? What if the heart, for its own unfathomable reasons, leads one willfully and in a cloud of unspeakable radiance away from health, domesticity, civic responsibility and strong social connections and all that blandly held common virtues and instead straight toward a beautiful flare of ruin, self-immolation, disaster? If your deepest self is singing and coaxing you straight toward the bonfire, is it better to run away? Ignore all the perverse glory your heart is screaming at you? Or is it better to throw yourself headfirst and laughing into the holy rage calling your name?

“Be strong, saith my heart; I am a soldier; I have seen worse sights than this.”

“Be strong, saith my heart; I am a soldier;
I have seen worse sights than this.” – Donna…

“Stay away from the ones you love too much. Those are the ones who will kill you.”

“Stay away from the ones you love too much. Those are the ones who will kill you.” -…