“I need you to understand something. I wrote this for you. I wrote this for you and only you. Everyone else who reads it, doesn’t get it.”
The follow-up to the international #1 bestselling collection of prose and photography, I Wrote This For You And Only is the third book in the I Wrote This For You series and gathers together the very best entries in the project from 2011 to 2015.
Started in 2007, I Wrote This For You is an internationally acclaimed exploration of hauntingly beautiful words, photography and emotion that’s unique to each person that reads it.
Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this, I’m very grateful.
This was the first Iain S. Thomas poetry books I have read and I have been wanting to read some from him for a while now. I have this a four out five stars, I really enjoyed it. There’s some quotes I really liked. There’s some lies that gave me an idea to write about myself. I love it when that happens while I am reading. I would totally recommend this, but if you don’t like modern poetry then maybe get a sample from amazon kindle first before you buy it or borrow from a friend if you can. It won’t be for everyone.
“If the thing you said you’d do makes other people happy, that’s great but don’t say things or do things just to make them happy.” pg 15
“may your own soul be company enough” pg 16
“you will watch them lose their minds and their hair. You will watch them get sick and get better. You will watch them succeed and fail. You will watch them get married, get divorced, get pregnant and yes, eventually, you will watch them die. Or they will watch you die” pg 20
“Don’t be angry and make art often. For those of you who do not make art, will make war. And those of you who do not make war, will be left to make art from what remains.” pg 22
“I know they don’t even know me. And maybe would be ok with me, if they did.” pg 24
“Never stop and never settle but settle down for the one who makes you want to be better. And settle down.” pg 35
“Just so you know, there are certain people who were put her to break you. So you could learn how to pull yourself back together again.” pg 170