“A book should be a garden that fits in the hands. Word-petals of color. Stems of strength. Roots of truth. Turn a page and turn the seasons. Read the sentence and enjoy the roses. ” — Max Lucado (via thesearepeopleyouknow)
“Her soul swims in her eyes.” —David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas)
“Her reputation for reading a great deal hung about her like the cloudy envelope of a goddess in an epic.” —Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady (via libraryland)
“Sometimes,’ said Pooh, ‘the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” —A.A. Milne (via kari-shma)
“Love doesn’t hurt so I know that I’m not falling in love. I’m just falling to pieces.” —Anna Nalick (via quote-book)
“Though books were potentially harmful, novels were all the more dangerous. The path of fiction could easily mislead you to the cosmos of stories where everything was fluid, quixotic, and as open to surprises as a moonless night in the desert. Before you knew it you could be so carried away that you could lose touch with reality — that stringent and stolid truth from which no minority should ever veer too far from in order not to end up unguarded when the winds shifted and bad times arrived.” —
The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak (via tumbledbookshelf)
This novel awaits me on my To Be Read shelf… As soon as I graduate.
“I don’t want a broken heart because I’ll lose the pieces.” —
Lil’ Wayne (via heardmsay)
As weird as it was for me to see Lil’ Wayne at the bottom of this, I love it just the same.
“We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving. And we all have some power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.” —Louisa May Alcott (via quote-book)