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Favourite quotes from Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

April 2014
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[3/10] The Waves by Virginia Woolf

"I see nothing. We may sink and settle on the waves. The sea will drum in my ears. The white petals will be darkened with sea water. They will float for a moment and then sink. Rolling over the waves will shoulder me under. Everything falls in a tremendous shower, dissolving me."

April 2014
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Chaos Walking Trilogy + quotes  [x] [x]

April 2014
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Literature is news that stays news.

 - Ezra Pound, The ABC of Reading 
#quote   #Ezra Pound   
April 2014
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We’re fickle, stupid beings with poor memories and a great gift for self-destruction.

 - Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay
April 2014
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We all create stories to protect ourselves.

 - Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves
April 2014
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Sleep tries to seduce me by promising a more reasonable tomorrow.

 - Elizabeth Smart, By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept 
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Never confuse a single failure for a final defeat.

 - F. Scott Fitzgerald
April 2014
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A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.

 - Italo Calvino, The Uses of Literature
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Books admitted me to their world open-handedly, as people, for the most part, did not. The life I lived in books was one of ease and freedom, wordly wisdom, glitter, dash and style.

 - Jonathan Raban
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March 2014
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"But a knife ain’t just a thing, is it? it’s a choice, it’s something you do. a knife says yes or no, cut or not, die or don’t. a knife takes a decision out of your hand and puts it in the world and it never goes back again."
— Patrick Ness, The Knife of never Letting Go

"But a knife ain’t just a thing, is it? it’s a choice, it’s something you do. a knife says yes or no, cut or not, die or don’t. a knife takes a decision out of your hand and puts it in the world and it never goes back again."

— Patrick Ness, The Knife of never Letting Go

March 2014
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Yes, I do remember that I had something important to tell you. You won’t mind if I don’t, will you? I’d rather leave it unexpressed — it comes out too direct and scarily hollow.

 - Virginia Woolf, from Selected Letters 
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