theparisreview:

Sketches of Nikolai Gogol, Count Fyodor Petrovich Tolstoy, and other Russian artists by poet Alexander Pushkin. (via)

I think a person needs to learn from childhood to find himself alone. It means to not be bored when you’re by yourself, because a person who finds himself bored when alone –as it seems to me– is in danger.
— Andrei Tarkovsky - A Poet in the Cinema (via armix)
 nevver:

“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”  — Flannery O’Connor (above, with self-portrait)

nevver:

“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”
Flannery O’Connor (above, with self-portrait)

teachingliteracy:

payamebahary:

Madeline Silcock

 aestheticgoddess:

Sara Riches

aestheticgoddess:

Sara Riches

For the better part of my childhood, my professional aspirations were simple– I wanted to be an intergalactic princess.
— Seven Up, by Janet Evanovich (via openingsofbooks)
 bibliolectors:

There is a magical forest where books … / Hay un bosque mágico en el que los libros… (ilustración de Thosio Ebine)

bibliolectors:

There is a magical forest where books … / Hay un bosque mágico en el que los libros… (ilustración de Thosio Ebine)

 bibliolectors:

Tea and books / Te y libros (ilustración de Rita Berman)

bibliolectors:

Tea and books / Te y libros (ilustración de Rita Berman)

This world is not enough but it will
have to do…


You can
hold on or let go.

— Margaret Atwood, True Stories  (via filthiestlaugh)

(Source: violentwavesofemotion)

The strength of the novel is that it gets read at a deeper level; it gets read over a long stretch of time by generations with a future. There is something about the form of a novel that makes it appropriate to political debate at a more fundamental, deeper, more universal level.

—Graham Swift, Making an Elephant

(via thedisillusionmentdiaries)

 stuckonthisdysfunction:

. by S.Tore on Flickr.
 aseaofquotes:

Herta Müller, The Hunger Angel

aseaofquotes:

Herta Müller, The Hunger Angel

 bookpatrol:

Enoch Pratt Free Library book wagon during visit to Dallas Street, Baltimore, 1945

bookpatrol:

Enoch Pratt Free Library book wagon during visit to Dallas Street, Baltimore, 1945

 
pronunciation | nats-ka-‘shE (nahtzkah-SHEE)Japanese | 懐かしいtip | The final pronunciation doesn’t really have an “oo” sound in it.

pronunciation | nats-ka-‘shE (nahtzkah-SHEE)
Japanese | 懐かしい
tip | The final pronunciation doesn’t really have an “oo” sound in it.