Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important.
— T.S. Eliot (via nathanielstuart)
 
 by Bronte Jackson
 vintageanchorbooks:

"What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on? — If you cannot tolerate the planet that it is on?" — Henry David Thoreau in a letter to Harrison Blake (20 May 1860)

vintageanchorbooks:

"What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on? — If you cannot tolerate the planet that it is on?"
Henry David Thoreau in a letter to Harrison Blake (20 May 1860)

When you read a book, the neurons in your brain fire overtime, deciding what the characters are wearing, how they’re standing, and what it feels like the first time they kiss. No one shows you. The words make suggestions. Your brain paints the pictures.
—  Meg Rosoff (via abookblog)
 northern-pathways:

First Book Barn trip of this year. Always feel good after a visit there.

northern-pathways:

First Book Barn trip of this year. Always feel good after a visit there.

And so, to escape, she turned to fantasies of rebellion and adventure, fueled by the volumes of her father’s library, journals that ignited her mind with tales of exotic lands and ancient civilizations.
The Golem and the Jinni, by Helene Wecker. (via bibliophilefiles)
 booksandotherdrugs:

December Challenge Day 8: Happily Ever After
Stardust, Neil Gaiman

booksandotherdrugs:

December Challenge Day 8: Happily Ever After

Stardust, Neil Gaiman

I think we are worlds compressed into human form.
Jeanette Winterson, The Daylight Gate (via splitterherzen)
 stilllifequickheart:

Annika Connor
Library 2
21st century

stilllifequickheart:

Annika Connor

Library 2

21st century

I wonder, what’s in a book while it’s closed. Oh, I know it’s full of letters printed on paper, but all the same, something must be happening, because as soon as I open it, there’s a whole story with people I don’t know yet and all kinds of adventures, deeds and battles. And sometimes there are storms at sea, or it takes you to strange cities and countries. All those things are somehow shut in a book. Of course you have to read it to find out. But it’s already there, that’s the funny thing. I just wish I knew how it could be.
— michael ende (via forevernyc)

(Source: hecantelliaintmissinnomeals)

 
She believed that books served as a mirror of the person who accumulated them.
— Donna Leon, Through A Glass, Darkly (via coffeebooksandfriends)

didyousaybooks:

I found some old illustrated french editions of classic stories…

Long dismissed as a less serious art form, graphic novels have finally started to gain more mainstream credibility over the last 20 years. There are many, many excellent graphic novels out there, but if you’re looking for a place to start, start here! 

25 Essential Graphic Novels

(Source: flavorpill)

 
paris. by mariell øyre on Flickr.

paris. by mariell øyre on Flickr.