"People tend to find books when they are ready for them."
— Neil Gaiman (via acelockstark)
" Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination. "
— Mark Twain (via seabois)
"I am not young enough to know everything"
— J. M. Barrie (via quotefullness)
"I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself."
— Jane Eyre, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (via cockaigne)
"Every one of us is losing something precious to us. Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again. That’s what part of it means to be alive. But inside our heads — at least that’s where I imagine it — there’s a little room where we store those memories. A room like the stacks in this library. And to understand the workings of our own heart we have to keep on making new reference cards. We have to dust things off every once in a while, let fresh air in, change the water in the flower vases. In other words, you’ll live for ever in your own private library."
— Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (via pavorst)
"Look at the rain long enough, with no thoughts in your head, and you gradually feel your body falling loose, shaking free of the world of reality. Rain has the power to hypnotize."
— Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun (via spookoi)
(Source: ko-i, via shimekukuri)
"What is REAL?” asked the Rabbit one day. “Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?” “Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.” “Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit. “Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.” “Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?” “It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t often happen to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand."
— Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit. (via cecilia37)
"If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives."
— Lemony Snicket (via krissybelle)
(Source: oktoberlyons, via baileymariamartin)
"The sea is nothing but a library of all the tears in history."
— The End, Lemony Snicket (via talisman)
(Source: mermish, via dreamfulartist)
"You know that place between sleep and awake, the place where you can still remember dreaming? That’s where I’ll always love you. That’s where I’ll be waiting."
— J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan (via jana-moser)
"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall."
— F. Scott Fitzgerald (via willow-draconis)
(Source: theohpioneer, via mrjoshuadavid)
"On our earth we can truly love only with suffering and through suffering! We know not how to love otherwise. We know no other love. I want suffering in order to love. I want and thirst this very minute to kiss, with tears streaming down my face…"
— F. Dostoevsky, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man (via ennuiandkatnaps)
"You’re beautiful, but you’re empty. No one could die for you."
— Antoine de Saint Exupéry, The Little Prince (via imfantasyparade)
(Source: quote-book, via curiouslychanging)