[audience member: ‘Live hard, die young!’] Yeah, it’s a little too late for that, man. I have news for you: sometimes, sometimes it turns out the slogan you didn’t know you were living by was: ‘live hard, live long.’ The slogan begins to stretch: ‘live hard, live long, feel pain, go on, wake up, keep going, keep going, keep going. Grow old, keep going, outlive all friends, last man alive, unending desert, so many stars, limitless, endless stars, throne standing alone in the desert, and yourself….

John Darnielle, at the Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC, 2015-04-07  (via pearwaldorf)

[audience member: ‘Live hard, die young!’] Yeah, it’s a little too late for that, man. I have news for you: sometimes, sometimes it turns out the slogan you didn’t know you were living by was: ‘live hard, live long.’ The slogan begins to stretch: ‘live hard, live long, feel pain, go on, wake up, keep going, keep going, keep going. Grow old, keep going, outlive all friends, last man alive, unending desert, so many stars, limitless, endless stars, throne standing alone in the desert, and yourself….

John Darnielle, at the Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC, 2015-04-07  (via pearwaldorf)

[audience member: ‘Live hard, die young!’] Yeah, it’s a little too late for that, man. I have news for you: sometimes, sometimes it turns out the slogan you didn’t know you were living by was: ‘live hard, live long.’ The slogan begins to stretch: ‘live hard, live long, feel pain, go on, wake up, keep going, keep going, keep going. Grow old, keep going, outlive all friends, last man alive, unending desert, so many stars, limitless, endless stars, throne standing alone in the desert, and yourself….

John Darnielle, at the Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC, 2015-04-07  (via pearwaldorf)

uncensoredsideblog:

Best of SEBtember™ – 2/?

“Build on those things that excite you and that you like. I think sometimes we get so – or at least I do, especially with writing – bogged down with expectations: Where are you going to take it? Where is going to go? Are you going to write a book?
If you think that way then you’re going to squash the whole thing altogether.”

uncensoredsideblog:

Best of SEBtember™ – 2/?

“Build on those things that excite you and that you like. I think sometimes we get so – or at least I do, especially with writing – bogged down with expectations: Where are you going to take it? Where is going to go? Are you going to write a book?
If you think that way then you’re going to squash the whole thing altogether.”