“Books on the bookshelves
And stacked on the floor
Books kept in baskets
And propped by the door
Books in neat piles
And in disarray
Books tucked in closets
And books on display
Books filling crannies
And books packed in nooks
Books massed in windows
And mounded in crooks
And bookstores invite
But book-filled rooms welcome
Us back home at night!”—L.R. Knost (via wordpainting)
I couldn’t find it in time for that anon ask but alas I have finally managed to find the best quote to sum up how fucking terrifying Peter Pan is:
He often went out alone, and when he came back you were never absolutely certain whether he had had an adventure or not. He might have forgotten it so completely that he said nothing about it; and then when you went out you found the body.
actual line, about the protagonist of an early 20th century children’s story.
“Language is music. Written words are musical notation. The music of a piece of fiction establishes the way in which it is to be read, and, in the largest sense, what it means.”—Marilynne Robinson (via writersrelief)
“As Marlowe, Milton, Goethe, and every other writer who has meddled with the Devil has discovered, the chief difficulty is to prevent this sympathetic character from becoming the hero of the story.”—Dorothy L. Sayers, in the foreword to The Devil To Pay (via smokeandsong)
238. Muggleborns, who after realizing they cant go to a convention because they’ll be at hogwarts, having cosplay contest but they can use magic too. so suddenly there are just a hoard of grey muggleborns with real horns, and someone transfigured a desk into the TARDIS, and someone else decked out their wand like a sonic, plus someone else used engorgio and is cosplaying a titan.