Hello, there. This is the place where I collect things that I enjoy. I hope you get some enjoyment out of them, also.

 

The best moments in reading are when you come across something — a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things — that you’d thought special, particular to you. And here it is, set down by someone else, a person you’ve never met, maybe even someone long dead. And it’s as if a hand has come out and taken yours.

The History Boys by Alan Bennett (via hermionejg)

How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.

Henry David Thoreau

That’s what fiction is for. It’s for getting at the truth when the truth isn’t sufficient for the truth.

Tim O’Brien (The Things They Carried)

I really hate it when I’m watching a show on my computer on full screen and then the show fades to black, and then suddenly I can see my reflection on the monitor. You can see that slack, dull face just staring at itself. I just want to snap out of it and go do something with my life but I know that I can’t because I’m in the middle of a show.

Hank Green [x] (via identify-my-dreams)

(Source: identifymydreams)

I want to make Romeo jealous. I want the dead lovers of the world to hear our laughter and grow sad. I want a breath of our passion to stir their dust into consciousness, to wake their ashes into pain.

Oscar Wilde (via paperboatsandaeroplanes)

What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.

Carl Sagan (via olanthanide)

Do me a favor…Stand up, walk to wherever the nearest window is, and just look outside. You may not know this, but there’s an entire planets—worth of summers, friends, sunsets, street lamps, songs, late nights, great films, and night skies waiting for you. Your life is as amazing as you want it to be, but first, you have to let it be that way.

Chad Sugg  (via life-canvas)

(Source: creatingaquietmind)

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.

Mahatma Gandhi (via kari-shma)

Even now I can’t altogether believe that any of this has really happened.

Christopher Isherwood, Goodbye to Berlin (thanks, logladys)

(Source: the-final-sentence)