aseaofquotes:

Joshua Ferris, Then We Came to the End

aseaofquotes:

Joshua Ferris, Then We Came to the End

 teachingliteracy:

by Tassie_Penguin_Hunter
I feel like we’re all here on this planet, and intimacy is important. I can’t bear small talk, it’s awful. I want to get beyond that thing of discussing how the weather is a bit better today than it was yesterday, and how this is a nice restaurant. I want to get to what are the problems, what’s really going on. Are you in love? Are you in a lot of pain? What’s really going on in your life? I’m interested in that area, whether it’s on stage or in real life.
Simon Amstell (via atlantic-sky)

(Source: okaywithmoney)

 vintageanchorbooks:

“These things sneak up on him for no reason, these flashes of irrational happiness. It’s probably a vitamin deficiency.” 

Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake

vintageanchorbooks:

“These things sneak up on him for no reason, these flashes of irrational happiness. It’s probably a vitamin deficiency.” 

Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake

 aseaofquotes:

August Strindberg, The Ghost Sonata
Submitted by aprilafton.

aseaofquotes:

August Strindberg, The Ghost Sonata

Submitted by aprilafton.

 noseinabook:

Books that remind me of each other. 

noseinabook:

Books that remind me of each other. 

 randomhouseca:

Reading bingo 2014! It’s back!

randomhouseca:

Reading bingo 2014! It’s back!

 thomerama:

frameone:

"Personally, I am a hedonistic reader; I have never read a book merely because it was ancient. I read books for the aesthetic emotions they offer me, and I ignore the commentaries and criticism."
-Jorge Luis Borges | The Divine Comedy

thomerama:

frameone:

"Personally, I am a hedonistic reader; I have never read a book merely because it was ancient. I read books for the aesthetic emotions they offer me, and I ignore the commentaries and criticism."

-Jorge Luis Borges | The Divine Comedy

 Google celebrates Simone de Beauvoir’s 106th birthday. Hope to see more Simones in this world.

Google celebrates Simone de Beauvoir’s 106th birthday. Hope to see more Simones in this world.

 littledallilasbookshelf:

Trans Allegheny Bookstore by Mike on Flickr.
A shot of the beautiful iron and brass spiral staircase within its enclosure at the Trans Allegheny Bookstore. This is the former Carnagie Public Library built in 1905.

littledallilasbookshelf:

Trans Allegheny Bookstore by Mike on Flickr.

A shot of the beautiful iron and brass spiral staircase within its enclosure at the Trans Allegheny Bookstore. This is the former Carnagie Public Library built in 1905.

I would like to give you the silver
branch, the small white flower, the one
word that will protect you
from the grief at the center
of your dream, from the grief
at the center.
— Margaret Atwood, from “Variation on the Word Sleep” (via proustitute)
 ruralgirl:

(via Pinterest)

'Sex' doesn't sell. Erosion of female self esteem does. The feeling of superiority over women does. Turning women into 'things' to be studied, scrutinized & judged and then calling it 'sex' does.

Sex doesn’t sell. Objectification does

— Sadiqa Thornton  (via funeral)

(Source: female-only)

[T]hat I could find company and consolation and hope in an object pulled almost at random from a bookshelf—felt akin to an instance of religious grace.
— Jonathan Franzen; How to Be Alone (via wordpainting)
 simena:

Charles Merrill Mount

simena:

Charles Merrill Mount