slightlyignorant:

Fly, fantastical dragon, fly

slightlyignorant:

Fly, fantastical dragon, fly

It doesn’t matter where, just find a place to read.

It doesn’t matter where, just find a place to read.

We all live in a tragicomic situation, a life that is in part absurd simply because it is not of our own making. We are born into a disordered world, into a family we did not choose, into circumstances we would have had somewhat improved, and we are even called by a name we did not select.
Sheldon B. Kopp (via nathanielstuart)

Secrecy flows through you,
a different kind of blood.
It’s as if you’ve eaten it
like a bad candy,
taken it into your mouth,
let it melt sweetly on your tongue,
then allowed it to slide down your throat
like the reverse of uttering,
a word dissolved
into its glottals and sibilants,
a slow intake of breath —

And now it’s in you, secrecy.
Ancient and vicious, luscious
as dark velvet.
It blooms in you,
a poppy made of ink.

Margaret Atwood, from “Secrecy,” The New Yorker (August 28, 2006)

youaretrulybrilliant:

Claude Monet + Snow
thomerama:

Vincent Giarrano

thomerama:

Vincent Giarrano

The more you read, the less apt you are to make a fool of yourself with your pen or word processor.
Stephen King; On Writing
papertownbooks:

Indeed!

papertownbooks:

Indeed!

bookmania:

To reach the top we stand on the books we’ve read. (via Note to Self)
What is important is the story. Because when we are all dust and teeth and kicked-up bits of skin - when we’re dancing with our own skeletons - our words might be all that’s left of us.
Alexandra Fuller; Scribbling the Cat
papertownbooks:

We do too!

papertownbooks:

We do too!

It’s always better to have too much to read than not enough.
Ann Patchett

by Valentin Rekunenko V.

Reading takes you to worlds you’ve never visited.