So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys - to woo women - and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. It also won’t do in your essays.
― John Keating, Dead Poet’s Society (via paulavaleria)
When will you learn that there isn’t a word for everything?
The History of Love, Nicole Krauss (via fuckyeahliteraryquotes)