" I say this for all of our poets, with life on their tongues, to speak a true word is to transform the entire world."
– sunni patterson
"The sun is perfect and you woke this morning. You have enough language in your mouth to be understood. You have a name, and someone wants to call it. Five fingers on your hand and someone wants to hold it. If we just start there, every beautiful thing that has and will ever exist is possible. If we start there, everything, for a moment, is right in the world."
– Warsan Shire
"And the day came, when the risk
to remain tight in a bud was more
than the risk it took to blossom."
– Anais Nin
"There are people who see something beautiful happening & they say, “I really wish that that wasn’t so beautiful so that I could be the most beautiful thing here.” That kind of competition that wishes mediocrity on other people is the most poisonous kind and it doesn’t even work, it just makes people lonely. Obviously you go back and forth, but I really try to make sure that when there is something amazing happening that I just take my hat off and really let that be as beautiful as it can be."
– Jon Sands