“We can know the needs of any particular region only by participating in its specificity-by becoming familiar with is cycles and styles, awake and attentive to its other inhabitants.”
"I think it's interesting to have also that balance between those really clear anchors that are so specific and can't be interpreted in any other way and then parts of it that feel more fluid and that are just open. And it's like, 'when you embrace my impurities and I feel clean again' like there's maybe a more obvious way to interpret that, but then it can blossom into a million different ways of thinking and I think I like having that balance because I think being specific as well makes it feel like it's something that you know I really lived and it is."
“I think you can really only answer for yourself because that’s what I specialize in…I really specialize in being able to notice and communicate how I’m feeling with the idea that the most personal is the most universal…if you can really be honest about it.”
“A story that makes sense is one that stirs the senses from their slumber, one that opens the eyes and the ears to their real surroundings, tuning the tongue to the actual tastes in the air and sending chills of recognition along the surface of the skin.”
"The perceiving body does not calculate logical probabilities; it gregariously participates in the activity of the world, lending its imagination to things in order to see them more fully.”
"For most of us intelligence is probably blocked by the rigidity of our mind. This rigidity is caused by the fixed meanings that we hold, and the creative intelligence that we might otherwise have is now blocked."