Literature is invention. Fiction is fiction. To call a story a true story is an insult to both art and truth. Every great writer is a great deceiver, but so is that arch-cheat Nature. Nature always deceives. From the simple deception of propagation to the prodigiously sophisticated illusion of protective colors in butterflies or birds, there is in Nature a marvelous system of spells and wiles. The writer of fiction only follows Nature’s lead.
— Vladimir Nabokov (via wordpainting)

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wordpainting:

YES!!

My brain hums with scraps of poetry and madness.
— Virginia Woolf  (via meditationsinwonderland)

(Source: observando)

 benbrahemb:

Henri Lebasque

benbrahemb:

Henri Lebasque

 

(Source: abookblog)

 ejmellowbookends:

photo found on flickr

ejmellowbookends:

photo found on flickr

Rain on roof outside window, gray light, deep covers and warm blankets. Rain and nip of autumn in air; nostalgia, itch to work better and bigger. That crisp edge of autumn.
The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, 26 August 1956 in Paris (via becomingroux)

(Source: lovingsylvia)

 vintageanchorbooks:

“He felt that taking naps was much more beneficial than confronting catastrophes.”― Yukio Mishima, Spring Snow

vintageanchorbooks:

“He felt that taking naps was much more beneficial than confronting catastrophes.”
― Yukio MishimaSpring Snow

 bibliophile-exhibitionism:

Arwen Reading- Colored by AinuLaire
#Beautiful Bookworms
 incunabulazine:

book store by tom.belte on Flickr.
Wall of world

incunabulazine:

book store by tom.belte on Flickr.

Wall of world

metaphorformetaphor:

I looked over the world, this scene — radiant trees balanced on earth, grasses waving, the sky above…I stood there and felt my heart breaking.

— Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day. (Faber & Faber, 2005)

(Source: bookmania)

 red-lipstick:

Shelby Alexandra Grubbs (South Bend, IN, USA) - Marcel In The Trenches, 2014     Mixed Media on Panel 

red-lipstick:

Shelby Alexandra Grubbs (South Bend, IN, USA) - Marcel In The Trenches, 2014     Mixed Media on Panel 

(Source: behance.net)

 teachingliteracy:

Let’s See, It’s Around Here Someplace… (by MPnormaleye)

teachingliteracy:

Let’s See, It’s Around Here Someplace… (by MPnormaleye)

 

(Source: imintheleaves)