"Writing, if nothing else, is a bridge between two people, a bridge made of language. And language belongs to all of us. If I enjoy a poem, that just means I am recognizing within it something of myself, something I must already possess. Therefore, to love a poem is to love a part of myself revealed to me by another person…”
― Ocean Vuong
The artist’s life is frustrating not because the passage is slow, but because he imagines it to be fast.
"Each day is a new battle to say yes to what matters and say no to what doesn’t. Focus is a practice."