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16 February 2012
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SHADOW ART: “A very short story…”

SHADOW ART: “A very short story…”

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12 February 2012

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a short film produced in Louisiana that has been nominated for an Oscar. 

(thanks to roamingreader for reminding me.)

11 February 2012
A gorgeous converted Dominican church gives the power of reading its due diligence. Selexyz Bookstore, Maastricht, Holland
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A gorgeous converted Dominican church gives the power of reading its due diligence. Selexyz Bookstore, Maastricht, Holland

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06 February 2012

THE LAST night that she lived,
It was a common night,
Except the dying; this to us
Made nature different.

We noticed smallest things,—
Things overlooked before,
By this great light upon our minds
Italicized, as ’t were.

That others could exist
While she must finish quite,
A jealousy for her arose
So nearly infinite.

We waited while she passed;
It was a narrow time,
Too jostled were our souls to speak,
At length the notice came.

She mentioned, and forgot;
Then lightly as a reed
Bent to the water, shivered scarce,
Consented, and was dead.

And we, we placed the hair,
And drew the head erect;
And then an awful leisure was,
Our faith to regulate.

— Emily Dickinson
#Emily Dickinson   #Poetry   #Lit   
24 January 2012

Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.

— Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx
#Groucho Marx   #Quote   #Funny   #Lit   
24 January 2012

You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.

— Paul Sweeney
#Paul Sweeney   #Quote   #Lit   
21 January 2012
(by rubymart)

(by rubymart)

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18 January 2012

I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.

— Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
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14 January 2012
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

13 January 2012

Steadily, the room shrank, till the book thief could touch the shelves within a few small steps. She ran the back of her hand along the first shelf, listening to the shuffle of her fingernails gliding across the spinal cord of each book. It sounded like an instrument, or the notes of running feet. She used both hands. she raced them. One shelf against the other. And she laughed. Her voice was sprawled out, high in her throat, and when she eventually stopped and stood in the middle of the room, she spent many minutes looking from the shelves to her fingers and back again.

— Markus Zusak, The Book Thief 
13 January 2012

I wonder how many people I’ve looked at all my life and never seen.

— John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent 
13 January 2012

What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.

— J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
12 January 2012

Let me live, love and say it well in good sentences.

— Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
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02 January 2012

What did thinking ever do for me, to what great place did thinking ever bring me? I think and think and think. I’ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.

— Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
30 December 2011
(submitted by secretlyanarchist)

(submitted by secretlyanarchist)