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"Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money."


- Moliere (via stoweboyd)

FJP: that’s a lovely bit of cynicism we can get behind.

(via futurejournalismproject)

(via futurejournalismproject)

Source: stoweboyd

"Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, ‘Where have I gone wrong?’ Then a voice says to me, ‘This is going to take more than one night.’"

- Charles M. Shulz (via girlwithoutwings)
Source: quote-book

"When you stay in your room and rage or sneer or shrug your shoulders, as I did for many years, the world and its problems are impossibly daunting. But when you go out and put yourself in real relation to real people, or even just real animals, there’s a very real danger that you might end up loving some of them. And who knows what might happen to you then?"


Jonathan Franzen, “Pain Won’t Kill You,” from Farther Away: Essays (via fsgbooks)

It’s hard fighting certain aspects of people that you love.

Source: fsgbooks


And on the subject of burning books: I want to congratulate librarians, not famous for their physical strength or their powerful political connections or their great wealth, who, all over this country, have staunchly resisted anti-democratic bullies who have tried to remove certain books from their shelves, and have refused to reveal to thought police the names of persons who have checked out those titles.

So the America I loved still exists, if not in the White House or the Supreme Court or the Senate or the House of Representatives or the media. The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.


- Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country  (via honeyforthehomeless)

(via theoccasionalitalic)

Source: honeyforthehomeless

"thank You God for most this amazing
day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue dream of sky;and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes
(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun’s birthday;this is the birth
day of life and love and wings;and of the gay
great happening ilimitably earth)
how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any - lifted from the no
of all nothing - human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?
(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)"

- e.e. cummings (via fishingboatproceeds)
Source: fishingboatproceeds

"I was like, I don’t want to be the secretary, I want to be the boss. I didn’t want to write the kind of story where the man treats the woman like shit for the entire book and in the last chapter he tells her, ‘I treated you like shit because I love you.’ That won’t do for me. Or for a lot of other writers. I started to write the kind of stories that I wanted to read. It was very instinctive. You just wanted the heroines to be a bit feisty."

- Nora Roberts, on why she created feisty heroines in her novels. (via thelibrarianontherun)

(via thelibrarianontherun)

Source: Guardian

"If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime."

- Jack Kerouac (via tattoolit)
Source: tattoolit

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"You spend your whole life stuck in the labryinth, thinking about how you’ll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present."

- Looking for Alaska, John Green (via quote-book)
Source: quote-book

"I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance."

- Reuben Blades (via world-losersandworld-forsakers)
Source: theoccasionalitalic


Better than you.



Better than you.


Source: bibliophilictendencies