Italo Calvino; If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler (via wordpainting)
"Books have to be heavy because the whole world’s inside them."
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart (via aquotee)
"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)
"When I’m really into a novel, I’m seeing the world differently during that time - not just for the hour or so in the day when I get to read. I’m actually walking around in a bit of a haze, spellbound by the book and looking at everything through a different prism."
Colin Firth (via gensdumonde)