If a man does not know the value of his own loneliness, how can he respect another’s solitude?
— Thomas Merton, “No Man Is An Island” (via litverve)
 kafkaesque-world:

Franz Kafka and Felice Bauer

kafkaesque-world:

Franz Kafka and Felice Bauer

 aseaofquotes:

Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day

aseaofquotes:

Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day

 bibliolectors:

Wrapped by the words / Arropada por las palabras (ilustración de Catrin Welz Stein)

bibliolectors:

Wrapped by the words / Arropada por las palabras (ilustración de Catrin Welz Stein)

 
A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.
— Italo Calvino, The Uses of Literature (via thegirlandherbooks)

(Source: thesecretbooksociety)

 vintageanchorbooks:

On this day in 1895, Oscar Wilde was arrested after losing a libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry.
"Most people become bankrupt through having invested too heavily in the prose of life. To have ruined oneself over poetry is an honour."
—Oscar Wilde

vintageanchorbooks:

On this day in 1895, Oscar Wilde was arrested after losing a libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry.

"Most people become bankrupt through having invested too heavily in the prose of life. To have ruined oneself over poetry is an honour."

—Oscar Wilde

As the hours crept by, the afternoon sunlight bleached all the books on the shelves to pale, gilded versions of themselves and warmed the paper and ink inside the covers so that the smell of unread words hung in the air.
Maggie StiefvaterShiver (via abagofbooks)

(Source: duttonbooks)

 
 vintageanchorbooks:

"I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains." — from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

vintageanchorbooks:

"I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains."
— from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But it also gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.
— Thomas Mann, Death in Venice
(via somebody-else)

(Source: honeyforthehomeless)

 
 thomerama:

Linda Apple

thomerama:

Linda Apple

 vintageanchorbooks:

Edgar Allan Poe statue slated for October unveiling in Boston.

vintageanchorbooks:

Edgar Allan Poe statue slated for October unveiling in Boston.

otherwinchester:

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