After I graduated from NYU, I decided not to pursue an MFA in creative writing. Instead, I created my own post-graduate writing program, which entailed several years spent traveling around the country and world, taking jobs at bars and restaurants and ranches, listening to how people spoke, collecting experiences and writing constantly.

Elizabeth Gilbert, as quoted in Flavorwire’s 27 Writers on Whether or Not You Should Get Your MFA (via yeahwriters)

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You didn’t love her. You just didn’t want to be alone. Or maybe, maybe she was good for your ego. Or maybe she made you feel better about your miserable life, but you didn’t love her, because you don’t destroy the person that you love.

Callie Torres, ‘The Heart of the Matter’  (via suchvodka)

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