"Materializations are often best produced in rooms where there are books. I cannot think of any time when materialization was in any way hampered by the presence of books."

Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House

"Books are like imprisoned souls till someone takes them down from a shelf and frees them."

Samuel Butler (via acoustic-funeral)

"Surprising what you can dig out of books if you read long enough, isn’t it?"

Robert Jordan (via kerryquotesquotes)

library-lessons:

Read well if you want to write well.

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“…the secret of the Great Stories is that they have no secrets. The Great Stories are the ones you have heard and want to hear again. The ones you can enter anywhere and inhabit comfortably. They don’t deceive you with thrills and trick endings. They don’t surprise you with the unforeseen. They are as familiar as the house you live in. Or the smell of your lover’s skin. You know how they end, yet you listen as though you don’t. In the way that although you know that one day you will die, you live as though you won’t. In the Great Stories you know who lives, who dies, who finds love, who doesn’t. And yet you want to know again.

That is their mystery and their magic.”

"

Arundhati Roy; The God of Small Things (via wordpainting)

"You turn the book over in your hands, you scan the sentences on the back of the jacket, generic phrases that don’t say a great deal. So much the better, there is no message that indiscreetly outshouts the message that the book itself must communicate directly, that you must extract from the book, however much or little it may be. Of course, this circling of the book, too, this reading around it before reading inside it, is a part of the pleasure in a new book, but like all preliminary pleasures, it has its optimal duration if you want it to serve as a thrust toward the more substantial pleasure of the consummation of the act, namely the reading of the book."

Italo Calvino; If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler (via wordpainting)
stunningpicture:

Harry and Hagrid. The things we do as parents.

stunningpicture:

Harry and Hagrid. The things we do as parents.

aseaofquotes:

Cornelia Funke, Inkheart

aseaofquotes:

Cornelia Funke, Inkheart

witchyguy:

superterrifichappyfuntime:

brynja-storm:

the-green-hand:

breelandwalker:

how-to-train-your-dragon-queen:

Clary Fray

Daenerys Targaryen

Veralidaine Sarrasri. I am so okay with this.

Grace O’Malley =D

The Kid.  oh crap.

Well shit… Who would you count as the Main for Game of Thrones? I’d quite like to be Tyrion… Or Vaerys…

Pressia Belze. I’m choosing her over the others because fuck no I will not be Lyda Mertz or Partridge Willux or El Capitan. (On a side note, if you haven’t read the Pure series by Julianna Baggot, you should check it out. The third’s writing isn’t quite what I expected but so far I still really love the series).

witchyguy:

superterrifichappyfuntime:

brynja-storm:

the-green-hand:

breelandwalker:

how-to-train-your-dragon-queen:

Clary Fray

Daenerys Targaryen

Veralidaine Sarrasri. I am so okay with this.

Grace O’Malley =D

The Kid.  oh crap.

Well shit… Who would you count as the Main for Game of Thrones? I’d quite like to be Tyrion… Or Vaerys…

Pressia Belze. I’m choosing her over the others because fuck no I will not be Lyda Mertz or Partridge Willux or El Capitan. (On a side note, if you haven’t read the Pure series by Julianna Baggot, you should check it out. The third’s writing isn’t quite what I expected but so far I still really love the series).

"Books have to be heavy because the whole world’s inside them."

Cornelia Funke, Inkheart (via aquotee)
threepanelbookreview:

THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

threepanelbookreview:

THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

"A man sets out to draw the world. As the years go by, he peoples a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays, ships, islands, fishes, rooms, instruments, stars, horses and individuals. A short time before he dies, he discovers that the patient labyrinth of lines traces the lineaments of his own face."

Jorge Luis Borges, The Aleph (via fuckyeahjorgeluisborges)

munderoon:

loki0fsassgard:

stephaniealive:

alecats:

books are just dead tattoed trees

That’s metal as fuck

Wow I like the way their corpses smell

that was more creepy as fuck