1. 01:55 21st Oct 2014

    Notes: 705

    Reblogged from thebookishdragon

    Literature is a defense against the attacks of life.
    — Cesare Pavese (via thndrstd)
     
  2. 01:54

    Notes: 1658

    Reblogged from thebookishdragon

    I believe in the magic of books. I believe that during certain periods in our lives we are drawn to particular books—whether it’s strolling down the aisles of a bookshop with no idea whatsoever of what it is that we want to read and suddenly finding the most perfect, most wonderfully suitable book staring us right in the face. Unblinking. Or a chance meeting with a stranger or friend who recommends a book we would never ordinarily reach for. Books have the ability to find their own way into our lives.
    — Cecelia Ahern (via bookporn)
     
  3. 01:53

    Notes: 268

    Reblogged from thebookishdragon

     
  4. 01:27

    Notes: 1598

    Reblogged from literatureismyutopia

    Don’t do what you want. Do what you don’t want. Do what you’re trained not to want. Do the things that scare you the most.
     
  5. 22:54 20th Oct 2014

    Notes: 2772

    Reblogged from whatalovelythought

    chrisburkard:

Went to Church today. (at Faroes)

    chrisburkard:

    Went to Church today. (at Faroes)

     
  6. 22:54

    Notes: 2772

    Reblogged from whatalovelythought

    chrisburkard:

Went to Church today. (at Faroes)

    chrisburkard:

    Went to Church today. (at Faroes)

     
  7. 22:53

    Notes: 160

    Reblogged from quoted-books

    I am not interested in your fine calibrations of empathy or your great mission to protect the river of history. I just to live my own life, and I want to spend it having my own private fucked-up little emotions.
    — Bee Ridgway, The River of No Return (via quoted-books)
     
  8. 22:52

    Notes: 5897

    Reblogged from wickedwitty

    (Source: elorablue)

     
  9. 22:49

    Notes: 286

    Reblogged from manipura-asana

     
  10. 22:47

    Notes: 3617

    Reblogged from whiskey-stone

    The world is changed by your example, not your opinion.
    — Paulo Coelho   (via gillianstevens)

    (Source: thelovelyloner)

     
  11. 08:30 15th Oct 2014

    Notes: 214

    Reblogged from booksandpublishing

    Let your heart lead you, do not be afraid, for there will be much to regret if reason and sense and fear are your only markers.
    — Tara Conklin, The House Girl (via booksquoteslove)
     
  12. 08:29

    Notes: 5705

    Reblogged from booksandpublishing

    booksandpublishing:

Always yes for tea. And books.

    booksandpublishing:

    Always yes for tea. And books.

    (Source: weheartit.com)

     
  13. 08:22

    Notes: 68

    Reblogged from booksandpublishing

    There are women who make things better, there are women who change things, there are women who make things happen, who make a difference. I want to be one of those women.
    — Vera Farmiga (via brandipbenton)
     
  14. 03:09 10th Oct 2014

    Notes: 728

    Reblogged from booksandpublishing

    Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don’t believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it’s good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason.
    — Andrew Solomon (via observando)
     
  15. 03:01

    Notes: 1459

    Reblogged from booksandpublishing

    Being a reader doesn’t mean always reading, and it doesn’t mean only reading. A dear friend of mine often says that books make us gluttons for life, and while I don’t attribute my desire to do non-book things on this vacation to any specific thing I’ve read, I know in my bones that reading both makes me more curious about the world and gives me a greater desire to engage with the people around me.

    Sometimes, I need to not read.
    — from Vacation Reading, or A Vacation From Reading by Rebecca Joines Schinsky (via bookriot)