A Halloween Greeting from Neil Gaiman.
Angel; Sarah McLachlan
It's a pity Bilbo didn't kill him when he had the...
germayfrederic: Pity? It was pity that stayed Bilbo’s hand. Many that live deserve death. Some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them, Frodo? Do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. Even the very wise cannot see all ends. My heart tells me that Gollum has some part to play yet, for good or ill before this is over. The pity of Bilbo may rule the fate of many.
If I didn’t write, I would blow my brains out, without a shadow of a doubt.– Mario Vargas Llosa (via owlswallowvowels) (via libraryland) I might not blow my brains out, but I can completely relate - I HAVE to write.
I think that all artists, regardless of degree of talent, are a painful,...– Madeleine L’Engle (via oceanofmind & huiyan)
Roads Go Ever On
Roads go ever ever on, Over rock and under tree, By caves where never sun has shone, By streams that never find the sea; Over snow by winter sown, And through the merry flowers of June, Over grass and over stone, And under mountains in the moon. Roads go ever ever on, Under cloud and under star. Yet feet that wandering have gone Turn at last to home afar. Eyes that fire and sword have seen, And...
You read an artist’s book not with your heart (the heart is a remarkably stupid...– Vladimir Nabokov (via wearebasiclight)
You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do...– Kafka (via coffeeandcameras) (via sweetgracecigarette) (via reveillerlimagination)
It is a sure sign that a culture has reached a dead end when it is no longer...– Greil Marcus (via libraryland)
The Night Is Darkening Around Me, a poem by Emily...
darksilenceinsuburbia: The night is darkening round me, The wild winds coldly blow, But a tyrant spell has bound me, And i cannot, cannot go. The giant trees are bending Their bare boughs weighed with snow; The storm is fast descending, And yet i cannot go. Clouds beyond clouds above me, Wastes beyond wastes below; But nothing drear can move me: I will not, cannot go.
ivysayslove asked: Hi! :) I saw your post about Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book (which I had read already) was really GREAT story. Nobody Owens' adventure in the graveyard was really exciting. :))
The moment you give up is usually when success is just around the corner. Never...– TBV
Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book; Winner of the... →
See and hear Neil Gaiman read The Graveyard Book at the link above.
That was the chief difference between literature and life. In books, the...– Aldous Huxley, Eyeless in Gaza (1936)
Don’t be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is,...– John Keats (via nathanielstuart)
Writing Round by Derrick Koo →
Writing your novel might be challenging enough, but can you imagine trying to type it on this? This strange typographic pincushion is the world’s first commercially produced typewriter: the Malling-Hansen Writing Ball, which was prototyped by the Danish inventor Rasmus Malling-Hansen in 1865. Photos of this fantastical machine (it looks like something you’d find in the Codex Seraphinianus,...
John Soeder: On “Hotel California,” you sing: “So I called up the captain /...– Don Henley schooling dumbass interviewers. LIKE A BOSS. (via evewithanapple)
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eibeibei asked: Hello there! I just want to ask, what books can you recommend as of the moment?
In fiction, the spark we’re searching for isn’t reality so much as a...– Dan Chaon (via awritersruminations)
You eat canned tuna fish and you absorb protein. Then, if you’re lucky,...– Lois Lowry