something i wish i had realized earlier: you can write poems on the same subject more than once. you can write, paint, draw the same thing over and over if you want to. you can spend your whole life making art about oranges. i think i always felt this pressure to get it right the first time like i couldn’t go back and use that inspiration again. but you can. you can go back and revisit it. you can pick up the conversation again and again if you have more to say.
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Favorite Percy quotes so far
“God, I love other people’s problems”
“I’m a collector as well. I collect specifics.”
"I'm perfectly content with it being someone else's problem"
"I'm going to suggest something that sounds a little iffy but I swear to god I'm being clever"
“It’s a thing I’ve been working on but apparently someone else has done it first so nevermind. NEVERMIND, I’m not working on it anymore.”
“The terrible woman may have a point.”
“She has no aesthetics whatsoever”
“I’ve had a terrible thought, and it is sort of my business to have terrible thoughts”
“I pull out a parchment, I write; “Hello, fairies. We are napping.” And I put it on the tree above us, and go back to sleep.”
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