"Books may not change our suffering, books may not protect us from evil, books may not tell us what is good or what is beautiful, and they will certainly not shield us from the common fate of the grave. But books grant us myriad possibilities: the possibility of change, the possibility of illumination."
- Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night (via excessivebookshelf)
"I believe that mankind’s destiny lies in the stars. I believe that candy really did taste better when I was a kid, that it’s aerodynamically impossible for a bumble bee to fly, that light is a wave and a particle, that there’s a cat in a box somewhere who’s alive and dead at the same time (although if they don’t ever open the box to feed it it’ll eventually just be two different kinds of dead), and that there are stars in the universe billions of years older than the universe itself."
- Neil Gaiman (via venebelle)
"You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person died for no reason."
- Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast (via ophidiophobic)
"Oblivion of words will form
the exact language for
understanding the glances of
our closed eyes.
= You are here, intangible
and you are all the universe which
I shape into the space of my
room. Your absence springs
trembling in the ticking of the
clock, in the pulse of light;
you breathe through the mirror. From
you to my hands, I caress
your entire body, and I am with
you for a minute and I am with
myself for a moment. And my
blood is the miracle which
runs in the vessels of the air
from my heart to yours."
- Frida Kahlo, to Diego from The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-portrait (via frenchtwist)
Graffiti in an abandoned mental institution.
I find them so interesting think of all the stories.
(Source: hibiku, via 53kgss)
"We think too much and feel too little."
- Charles Chaplin (via left-nut)
Who says heaven is not on the earth; for book lovers like me its right here :))