I’m talking about the ones who, for whatever reason, are as much a part of you...– Sara Zarr, Sweethearts (via ac-qui-esce) (via quote-book)
pre-nostalgia: nostalgia for events while they’re happening, or even before they...– Ian Crouch (via serendipiticious) (via foralskelse)
I want to write because I have the urge to excel in one medium of translation...– Sylvia Plath (via foralskelse)
All of one’s life is a struggle towards that; the narrow path between...– Jeanette Winterson, The World and Other Places
Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best — ” and then he had...– A.A. Milne
Milan Kundera, 'The Inheritance of Loss'
If every second of our lives recurs and infinite number of times, we are nailed to eternity as Jesus Christ was nailed to the cross. It is a terrifying prospect. In the world of eternal return the weight of unbearable responsibility lies heavy on every move we make. That is why Nietzche called the idea of eternal return the heaviest of burdens (das schwerste Gewicht). If eternal return is the...
The very essence of romance is uncertainty.– The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays, Oscar Wilde (via fuckyeahliteraryquotes)
Without a driver this bus is lost. Our lives are over. Come aboard if your...– Life of Pi, Yann Martel (via fuckyeahliteraryquotes)
The Rider; Naomi Shihab Nye
A boy told me if he roller-skated fast enough his loneliness couldn’t catch up to him, the best reason I ever heard for trying to be a champion. What I wonder tonight pedaling hard down King William Street is if it translates to bicycles. A victory! To leave your loneliness panting behind you on some street corner while you float free into a cloud of sudden azaleas, pink petals that...
The world to me is a dream and the people in it are sleepers. I have known a few...– ~ Katherine Mansfield
30 famous authors whose works were rejected... →
litmusings: sandragulland: Frank Sinatra once said, “The best revenge is massive success.” (via Instapaper)
What can I do with my happiness? How can I keep it, conceal it, bury it where I...– via:pinpricks Henry and June: From the Unexpurgated Diaries of Anaïs Nin (via ragsandtatters) (via thelastpapertiger)
Variations on a Theme: Criticism
thenewinquiry: (via) I can’t help but dream about a kind of criticism that would try not to judge but to bring an oeuvre, a book, a sentence, an idea to life; it would light fires, watch the grass grow, listen to the wind, and catch the sea foam in the breeze and scatter it. It would multiply not judgements but signs of existence; it would summon them, drag them from their sleep. Perhaps it...