It’s messing people up, this social pressure to “Find your passion” and “Know what it is you want to do”. It’s perfectly fine to just live your moments fully, and marvel as many small and large passions, many small and large purposes enter and leave your life. For many people there is no realization, no bliss to follow, no discovery of your life’s purpose. This isn’t sad, it’s just the way things are. Stop trying to find the forest and just enjoy the trees.
— Sally Coulter (via oaluz)

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 ejmellowbookends:

time to read!
photo by Pavel Fishar

ejmellowbookends:

time to read!

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 aseaofquotes:

Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies

aseaofquotes:

Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies

 bestsellermd:

You can kill a man, but you can’t kill an idea. (source: PEN international )

bestsellermd:

You can kill a man, but you can’t kill an idea. (source: PEN international )

Books are, let’s face it, better than everything else.

Nick Hornby, The Polysyllabic Spree

Book Geek Quote #590

(via bookgeekconfessions)

 supruntu:

The 400 Blows - Francois Truffaut

supruntu:

The 400 Blows - Francois Truffaut

I cannot understand why the world is arranged as it is.
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov  (via mercurieux)

(Source: larmoyante)

ineffable
[in-ef-uh-buhl]
(adjective) In the list of one of the most 100 beautiful words in the English language, ineffable’s beauty lies in its flowing sound and meaning. Ineffable describes the sentiment of being unable to express something in words because it is too extreme to communicate; words cannot possibly do justice at this particular moment.  (via wordsnquotes)
 
S. Kozlowski, Oczy (Eyes), Poland, 1959

S. Kozlowski, Oczy (Eyes), Poland, 1959

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For I do not want my book to be read carelessly.
The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupéry (via treesofreverie)

teachingliteracy:

raybolger:

Literature Meme ||| {9/10} Prose
● F A H R E N H E I T   4 5 1 ●
                   by Ray Bradbury

It’s a world where firemen start fires rather than stop them. It’s a world where books are banned(after all, they hold bad ideas). It’s a world where people do not spend time alone, or take pleasure in the outdoors. Most importantly, it’s a world where people do not think independently and the burning point of paper is 451 degrees.

When trouble strikes, head to the library. You will either be able to solve the problem, or simply have something to read as the world crashes down around you.
— Lemony Snicket (via dailydoseofbookssauce)
[M]an has such a predilection for systems and abstract deductions that he is ready to distort the truth intentionally, he is ready to deny the evidence of his senses only to justify his logic.
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from the Underground (via whyallcaps)
 poboh:

A 17th Century Dutch Interior, Marcel Hess. (1878 - 1948)

poboh:

A 17th Century Dutch Interior, Marcel Hess. (1878 - 1948)