I would rather read a mediocre book than waste time sitting around with people...– James D. Sass (via tabdabma)
Because to influence a person is to give him one’s own soul. He does not think...– Oscar Wilde (via atomos)
People disappear when they die. Their voice, their laughter, the warmth of their...– Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale (via freins)
Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m...– Jonathan Safran Foer (via light-essence)
I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly...– Edgar Allan Poe, from a letter to a friend a year before Poe’s death (via bookoasis)
From childhood’s hour I have not been As others were—-I have not seen As...– Edgar Allan Poe, “Alone” (via bookoasis)
A library is like an island in the middle of a vast sea of ignorance,...– Lemony Snicket (via thelifeguardlibrarian)
When I Grow Up
allthesewonders: I’m going to own every single one of my favorite books. I’m going to have a library like none other. I’m going to have an entire room in my house dedicated to the life-changing beauty that is the written word. All the pages will be yellowed because they will be read so often. And the best lines will be highlighted and underlined. It’s going to be beautiful. And this is...
Don Blanding, "Epitaph"
sharingpoetry: Do not carve on stone or wood, “He was honest” or “He was good.” Write in smoke on a passing breeze Seven words… and the words are these, Telling all that a volume could, “He lived, he laughed and… he understood.” (submitted by dissendiun)