At one magical instant in your early childhood, the page of a book—that string...– Alberto Manguel (via thesearepeopleyouknow)
I don’t want to own anything until I find a place where me and things go...– Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s: A Short Novel and Three Stories (via libraryland)
‘What really knocks me out,’ [says Holden] ‘is a book that, when you’re all done...– J.D.Salinger (Catcher In The Rye) submitted by mlarents (via booklover)
I suddenly had a little epiphany: all the books we own, both read and unread,...– Nick Hornby; The Polysyllabic Spree (via wordpainting)
You can’t blame a writer for what the characters say.– Truman Capote (via libraryland)
Fiction is the truth inside the lie.– Truman Capote (via libraryland)
Take chances, take a lot of them. Because honestly, no matter where you end up...– (via andreams-, littlemiss) (via bitznpieces)
happy birthday, 'pride and prejudice'!
runswithvamps: P & P was first published 198 years ago today— January 28th, 1813! the book has been reprinted over and over in its 200 year history. one of my favorite covers is this one from Waterstone’s but this top ten list has a few more that i really love. thank you, jane austen, for giving us mr. darcy!! :)
I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one...– Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice (via prettybooks)
I just realized this, just today, just when you told me off. I loved you for...– Zack, from Impossible by Nancy Werlin (via quote-book)
Unrequited love is all right in books and things, but in real life, it...– Meg Cabot, Haunted (via libraryland)
I live in two worlds. One is a world of books. I’ve been a resident of...– Rory Gilmore (via 500daysofkissingmypillow)
I pray because I can’t help myself. I pray because I’m helpless. I pray because...– C.S. Lewis (via soulfireink)
Librarians are hot. They have knowledge and power over their domain.. It is no...– Holly Black (via 500daysofkissingmypillow)
Life’s all about the revolution, isn’t it? The one inside, I mean. You can’t...– Revolution By: Jennifer Donnelly (via amandariot)
I sometimes think that people’s hearts are like deep wells. Nobody knows what’s...– Haruki Murakami (via obsoletedesolate)
Writing, like life itself, is a voyage of discovery. The adventure is a...– Henry Miller: courtesy of Whiskey River. (via crashinglybeautiful)
The Story That Will Never Be an e-Book →
mentalflossr: Gadsby by Ernest Vincent Wright Some might call Gadsby a “love” story. But Ernest Vincent Wright wouldn’t have used that word. Instead, he described his novel as a story of “strong liking” and “throbbing palpitation.” That’s because in 1939, Wright gave himself one restriction: He promised to write Gadsby without using the letter E. Wright wanted to prove that a great author...
Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.– E.B. White (via libraryland)
It is now I know that I was born to love You. You, are my reason.– Daily Haiku on Love by Tyler Knott Gregson (via tylerknott)
Literary experience heals the wound, without undermining the privilege, of...– C.S. Lewis (An Experiment in Criticism)
Libraryland: A Dream Within a Dream by Edgar Allan... →
libraryland: Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now, Thus much let me avow- You are not wrong, who deem That my days have been a dream; Yet if hope has flown away In a night, or in a day, In a vision, or in none, Is it therefore the less gone? All that we see or seem Is but a dream within…
I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t...– Gilda Radner | submitted by withoutyouimnothing (via quote-book)
No, Mom. I go to Hogwarts.
Mom: So are you ready for school tomorrow?
Me: What? I don't start tomorrow. I start Wednesday.
Mom: What are you talking about?
Me: September 1st is when I start, Mom.
Mom: No. Stop being silly. I'm waking you up at six tomorrow.
Me: Why? The train doesn't leave until eleven.
Mom: What train? Stop being ridiculous. You're scaring me. Now did you get all your supplies?
Me: No. I have almost everything, but I still need my owl. Will you pick it up for me?
Mom: I'm serious. Quit.
Me: Mom. I'm scared.
Mom: Oh, honey! Why?
Me: .... What if they put me in Slytherin?
Mom: GO TO YOUR ROOM.
We cannot choose where to start and stop. Our stories are the tellers of us.– Chris Cleave, Little Bee (via desertsong)
‘have you ever had the experience,’ leon continued, ‘of finding, in a book, some...– gustave flaubert, madame bovary (via katedfisher)
Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature,...– Henry Miller (via contrive)