"This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals—sounds that say listen to this, it is important.” - Gary Provost
Reading this was so satisfying woah
"I used to think that the way to be strong was to be tough. I used to think that to be independent is to not need anyone. But she has taught me that the more vulnerable you are, and the softer you are, and the more you allow people into your life and into your hearts, the happier you are and the more valuable you are to other people. Ellen has completely changed the way I look at life. She’s made me not worry about what other people think - and I’m still working on that, I have to be honest - but she’s taught me that who I am is perfectly good enough and that I don’t have to pretend to be anything other than who I am. And that’s been the most incredible gift that she’s given me. That anyone could give to anybody that they love."
"I never realized what a big deal that was. How amazing it is to find someone who wants to hear about all the things that go on in your head."