We ignored truths for temporary happiness.

six words; twenty-eight   (via vintage-adventures)

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Someone once told me that human beings have three dimensions: how you see yourself, how others see you, and how you want others to see you. The closer the distance between the three dimensions, the more at peace you are and the more stable you become.

Marwa Rakha (The Poison Tree)

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Young writers should read books past bedtime and write things down in notebooks when they are supposed to be doing something else.

Lemony Snicket (via soulsscrawl)

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A library is never complete. That’s the joy of it. We are always seeking one more book to add to our collection.

Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There. (via falling-inlove-with-books)

Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage, not weakness

Katherine Henson (via psych-facts)

Read as much as you can. Nothing will help you as much as reading.

J.K. Rowling (via bookporn)

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If you spend enough time reading or writing, you find a voice, but you also find certain tastes. You find certain writers who when they write, it makes your own brain voice like a tuning fork, and you just resonate with them. And when that happens, reading those writers … becomes a source of unbelievable joy. It’s like eating candy for the soul.

And I sometimes have a hard time understanding how people who don’t have that in their lives make it through the day.

David Foster Wallace (via forcingit)