Love? Be it man. Be it woman.
It must be a wave you want to glide in on,
give your body to it, give your laugh to it,
give, when the gravelly sand takes you,
your tears to the land. To love another is something
like prayer and can’t be planned, you just fall
into its arms because your belief undoes your disbelief.
Anne Sexton; The Complete Poems

libertybaybooks:

Amsterdam, Holland awesome Bookstores

Start them young and they will love books forever.

Start them young and they will love books forever.

bookmania:

Galeries Bortier, Brussels, Belgium (via antes88)

bookmania:

Galeries Bortier, Brussels, Belgium (via antes88)

Writing is a concentrated form of thinking…a young writer sees that with words he can place himself more clearly into the world. Words on a page, that’s all it takes to help him separate himself from the forces around him, streets and people and pressures and feelings. He learns to think about these things, to ride his own sentences into new perceptions.
Don DeLillo

11 Authors Who Hated the Movie Versions of Their Books

amandaonwriting:

  1. P.L Travers - Mary Poppins 
  2. Stephen King - The Shining
  3. Anne Rice - Interview with the Vampire
  4. Winston Groom - Forrest Gump 
  5. Clive Cussler - Dirk Pitt tales, especially 2005’s Sahara 
  6. J.D. Salinger - Uncle Wiggly in Connecticut made into a movie retitled My Foolish Heart
  7. Anthony Burgess - A Clockwork Orange
  8. Bret Easton Ellis - American Psycho 
  9. Roald Dahl - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  10. Ken Kesey - One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 
  11. Richard Matheson - I Am Legend 

Interesting. I knew Stephen King hated Stanley Kubrick’s version of The Shining. The others I did not know about.

kreysa:

JULIE MASSY

kreysa:

JULIE MASSY

The social function of narrative is not limited to ‘primitive’ people sitting around the fire telling each other where Fire came from and why they’re sitting around it.
Ursula K. Le Guin
Yup, that about sums it up.

Yup, that about sums it up.

It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies.
Sylvia Townsend Warner; Lolly Willowes
Always be reading.

Always be reading.

ksjanes:

The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth than have been presented in the entire history of television.  ~Andrew Ross

ksjanes:

The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth than have been presented in the entire history of television.  ~Andrew Ross

The thing about a story is that you dream it as you tell it, hoping that others might then dream along with you, and in this way memory and imagination and language combine to make spirits in the head. There is the illusion of aliveness.
Tim O’Brien; The Things They Carried

arpeggia:

Mark Twain’s House, Hartford, CT

Photo by Frank C. Grace (Trig Photography)

Goerge R.R. Martin - two types of writers.