Literature gives us an internal compass, a way to negotiate all life’s rough and...– Why Books Provide Ballast (via bookriot)
There are monstrous changes taking place in the world, forces shaping a future...– John Steinbeck, East of Eden (via ransombookquotes)
If you want to be in the the theater, you go to New York City. If you want to be...– University of Iowa President Sally Mason, in her welcome address to the International Writing Program. (via elesheva)
Go after her. Fuck, don’t sit there and wait for her to call. Go after her...– Harvey Milk (via spine)
No matter how careful you are, there’s going to be the sense you missed...– Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters (via thedelicatedilettante)
Do you mark how the wistaria, sun-impacted on this wall here, distills and...– William Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom! (via une)
We love books for what they carry within them, not for what they’re made of. The...– Books Are Not Sacred Objects (via bookriot)
… as long as it lasted until something that we were had ended...– W. S. Merwin, from “Vixen” (via proustitute)
Then let me die, since I could not prevent the death of my companion. He’s...– Achilles’ admission of grief and decision to fight after hearing of the death of Patroclus, Homer’s The Iliad (via teaandbbc)
It might start with a copy of Flowers in the Attic hidden under your...– In Praise of Reading Dangerously (via bookriot)
bookriot: If 90s Pop/Rock Lyrics Were Book Blurbs Example: The Catcher in the Rye Do you have the time to listen to me whine about nothing and everything all at once? I am one of those melodramatic fools, neurotic to the bone, no doubt about it. (Green Day, “Basket Case”) I can’t stop giggling.
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thepenguinpress: Below you’ll find the latest words and phrases to be added to the Oxford Dictionaries Online. Many of the entries reflect the influence of technology (lolz, hackathon), while others reflect the influence of that guy playing hacky sack in the park (soul patch). date night dirty martini douche
bookoisseur: “Eccleston was a tiger and Tennant was, well, Tigger. Smith is an uncoordinated housecat who pretends that he meant to do that after falling off a piece of furniture.” — Steven Moffat (via timeandrelativedim-shutupwesley) For my fellow Whovians.
msbhaven replied to your post: Greetings, followers! There have been a lot of… What’s your favorite book from your youth? Guilty pleasure rereads? Favorite movie/tv adaptation? Hello there! My favorite book from my youth is probably Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s (Philosopher’s) Stone. Other than my near and dear Harry Potter series, I adored (and still do) To Kill A...
Greetings, followers! There have been a lot of new followers in recent weeks-which is very exciting by the way. Since there have been so many new additions to the followers list, I figured I’d ask if you guys (both new and old) had any questions for me. These can range anywhere from questions about LitReactor, tumblr, literature, me personally, or anything else you can come up with! Feel...
Actually, the suburbs are far more sinister places than most city dwellers...– J.G. Ballard in The Paris Review, Winter 1984 (via wwnorton)
Just for the record, she still loves you. She wouldn’t bother to torture you if...– Chuck Palahniuk Diary (via ccomet)
However the terms change, in these visions, the place where books are read,...– Leah Price, “The Death of the Book Through the Ages” (via NYTimes)
I like it when somebody gets excited about something. It’s nice.– J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (via thatkindofwoman)
Writing Advice From Famous Authors →
What special affinites appeared to him to exist between the moon and woman? ...– James Joyce, Ulysses (via jamesbrandonoshea)
Sometimes, immersed in his books, there would come to him the awareness of all...– John Williams, Stoner (via awritersruminations)
Every generation rewrites the book’s epitaph; all that changes is the whodunit.– Leah Price provides a the long history of our proclaiming the death of the book. (via millionsmillions)
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Nobody really knows or understands and nobody has ever said the secret. The...– Ernest Hemingway (via man-of-prose)
She blushed and so did he. She greeted him in a faltering voice, and he spoke to...– Voltaire, Candide (via pavorst)