“[Gilbert drew her close to him and kissed her.] Then they walked home together in the dusk, crowned king and queen in the bridal realm of love, along winding paths fringed with the sweetest flowers that ever bloomed, and over haunted meadows where winds of hope and memory blew.”
Anne of the Island by by Lucy M. Montgomery (via the-final-sentence)
Read the entire Anne series when I was 12. I forgot how much I loved it.
2:43 am • 10 September 2011 • 121 notes
“The broken flower drooped over Ben’s fist and his eyes were empty and blue and serene again as cornice and facade flowed smoothly once more from left to right, post and tree, window and doorway and signboard each in its ordered place.
New York, N.Y.
— The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner (via the-final-sentence)
9:48 am • 5 September 2011 • 39 notes
I first met Dean not long after my wife and I split up.
I had just got over a serious illness that I won’t bother to talk about, except that it had somthing to do with the miserably weary split-up and my feeling that everything was dead. With the coming of Dean Moriarty began the part of my life you could call my life on the road.
On the Road, Jack Kerouac
9:49 pm • 4 September 2011 • 1 note
“Among other things, you’ll find that you’re not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You’re by no means alone on that score, you’ll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You’ll learn from them—if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It’s a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn’t education. It’s history. It’s poetry.”
— J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
9:37 pm • 4 September 2011 • 6 notes
If you haven’t read Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer…
You should. I devoured it in two days and loved every page of it. It is so beautifully sculpted.
More thoughts to come, but I really suggest you go find a copy now.
Like, right now.
Get off your computer, and go find the book.
And then read it.
3:01 pm • 2 September 2011