Part of my suspicion of rereading may come from a false sense of reading as...– Ian Crouch, “The Curse of Reading and Forgetting” (via thelifeguardlibrarian)
Being Geek Chic: Don't Call Me Nice →
beinggeekchic: I’m not a nice person. It’s a bizarre thing to just proclaim like this, I know. But this is going somewhere. I just finished reading Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In and one of the central premises of her book is women are raised with certain stereotypical ideas about character and behavior…
Why instilling admiration for hard work rather... →
wwnorton: Despite ample evidence and countless testaments to the opposite, there persists a toxic cultural mythology that creative and intellectual excellence comes from a passive gift bestowed upon the fortunate few by the gods of genius, rather than being the product of the active application and consistent cultivation of skill. So what might the root of that stubborn fallacy be? Childhood and...
I think books are like people, in the sense that they’ll turn up in your life...– Emma Thompson (via iwaschangedforgood)
Holy crap, I’m waiting to board a plane to London for two weeks! I still can’t believe I’m going back after two whole years of being back in the States. This is going to be quite an adventure!
ineffable-gaudiness: I am sitting on the heart of this city Letting it teach me how to say goodbye Tucking myself into the folds of its hills, And it feels like crawling into bed with someone who is grumpy in the morning but still loves the shape of your thighs. When I try to stuff my pockets with keepsakes, It is only because I am trying to remember the exact street corners where I met...
There’s a lot of beauty in ordinary things. Isn’t that kind of the point?– Pam Beesley
I wonder how many people I’ve looked at all my life and never seen.– John Steinbeck (via minusoneday)
I keep my countenance, I remain self-possessed Except when a street piano,...– T.S. Eliot, from “Portrait of a Lady” (1920)
I think of London as a partner. I’m in love with London and always have been.– Peter Rees, a city planning officer quoted in Craig Taylor’s Londoners (via distantheartbeats)
You’ll need coffee shops and sunsets and road trips. Airplanes and passports and...– Jamie Tworkowski (via thatkindofwoman)
You never knew exactly how much space you occupied in people’s lives.– F. Scott Fitzgerald (via suckybl0g)
I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for...– Jonathan Carroll (via thatkindofwoman)
If you love deeply, you’re going to get hurt badly. But it’s still worth it.– C.S Lewis (via keep-it-rural)
Look at you. You’re young. And you’re scared. Why are you so scared? Stop being...– Louise Flory (via thatkindofwoman) I know I’ve reblogged this before, but the message is just so apt in light of watching all my friends graduate yesterday.
I am interested in language because it wounds or seduces me.– Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text (1973)
I’m in one of those sad, sentimental moods wondering where the last four years have gone.
Going to London and Paris at the end of May! Words cannot describe how excited I am!
The next real literary “rebels” in this country might well emerge as some weird...– David Foster Wallace, “E Unibus Pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction” (1993)
Every city has a sex and an age which have nothing to do with demography. Rome...– John Berger (via bookaddictiion)
The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: adronitis →
dictionaryofobscuresorrows: n. frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone—spending the first few weeks chatting in their psychological entryway, with each subsequent conversation like entering a different anteroom, each a little closer to the center of the house—wishing instead that you could start there and…
Opening your heart and being courageous and telling people that you care about...– Amy Poehler (via modernhepburn) I certainly hope so. It’s time to be bold!
APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing ...– T.S Elliot (via quotecatalog)
All this is flashy rhetoric about loving you. I never had a selfless thought...– As The Ruin Falls by C.S. Lewis (via minusoneday)
Expectation is the root of all heartache.– William Shakespeare (via awelltraveledwoman) No truer words my friend.
Think of me every now and then, old friend– John Lennon (Spoken to Paul McCartney in their last ever meeting, 1976) (via imonlysleeping)
I always feel this pressure of being a strong and independent icon of womanhood,...– Julie Delpy, Before Sunrise & Before Sunset: Two Screenplays (via thatkindofwoman)
Recently I have been contemplating applying to Oxford and Cambridge for my master’s degree in Victorian literature. Of course, I have always dreamed of studying in those hallowed halls, but it was not until the urging of a friend made me seriously consider Oxford and Cambridge as something I should actually strive for. Who I am kidding though? At the risk of belittling myself, I don’t...
It is okay to be at a place of struggle. Struggle is just another word for...– Neale Donald Walsch (via onlinecounsellingcollege)