maidinmontana:

in the library by ~Staci Lee~ on Flickr.
Loneliness smells like cinnamon and cherries cooking in a pot, I fancy a gentleman tipped his hat to me and offered me tea and his arm. I think I want a life in woolly sweaters, to cut birds out of apples and play chess on stormy nights, with the stars painted on the ceiling above us. I’d like to be taught to play the accordion, think how nice it would be in a house on rails, a train compartment in beige and red. Oh, I got lost inside my head again, I shouldn’t, I shouldn’t.
— Vera Vodak (via liquidlightandrunningtrees)
 

(Source: amandaonwriting)

 theparisreview:

Congratulations to Ursula K. Le Guin for the National Book Foundation’s 2014 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters and Louise Erdrich for the PEN/Saul Bellow prize!
 aseaofquotes:

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

aseaofquotes:

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

 books0977:

Young woman reading (1919). Sergei Vinogradov (Russian, 1869-1938). Oil on canvas. 
Vinogradov took part in the creation of the “Union of Russian Artists” in 1903. It united Russian painters of the beginning of the 20th century and, being based on the achievements of 19th century Russian art in landscape and genre, enriched the country’s painting with a new understanding of color and light that was close to Impressionism.

books0977:

Young woman reading (1919). Sergei Vinogradov (Russian, 1869-1938). Oil on canvas. 

Vinogradov took part in the creation of the “Union of Russian Artists” in 1903. It united Russian painters of the beginning of the 20th century and, being based on the achievements of 19th century Russian art in landscape and genre, enriched the country’s painting with a new understanding of color and light that was close to Impressionism.

Looming and phosphorescent against the dark,
Words, always words.
— Charles Wright, from “Cryopexy” (via litverve)
 vintageanchorbooks:

"Im Kampf zwischen Dir und der Welt, sekundiere der Welt.""In the struggle between yourself and the world, back the world."
—Aphorism 52 in “Unpublished Works 1916-1918”

vintageanchorbooks:

"Im Kampf zwischen Dir und der Welt, sekundiere der Welt."

"In the struggle between yourself and the world, back the world."


—Aphorism 52 in “Unpublished Works 1916-1918”

 

(Source: amandaonwriting)

 

(Source: someecards.com)

 teachingliteracy:

night (by randomeyes62)
War is what happens when language fails.
— Margaret Atwood (via nathanielstuart)
Reading brings us unknown friends.

Honoré de Balzac (via misswallflower)

Nice explanation of the tumblr book community!

(via breathingbooks)

awritersruminations:

And you are left in the end with all that pain cannot take from you.

—Carole Maso, Beauty is Convulsive: The Passion of Frida Kahlo