"The biggest coward is a man who awakens a woman’s love with no intention of loving her."
B. Marley (via thunderpopcola
"I am not eccentric. It’s just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of catfish."
"Between memory and reality there are awkward discrepancies…"
"People make mistakes in life through believing too much, but they have a damned dull time if they believe too little."
Gorgeous Puffin in Bloom editions illustrated by Anna Bond from Rifle Paper Company! Beautiful artwork on those endpapers and cover, plus special bonus materials at the end of each book. Including, of course, a recipe for raspberry cordial.
We’re giving away a complete set of four to one lucky person who completes our MG/YA classics challenge this year!
Photographs by The Midnight Garden.
I need these.
Tim Tharp, The Spectacular Now
Where do you get the guts…
… to think so highly of yourself?
Lewis Buzbee, The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop
"As soon as one promises not to do something, it becomes the one thing above all others that one most wishes to do."
"Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine."
Honoré de Balzac
"Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up."
Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum