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23 April 2014
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Books may look like nothing more than words on a page, but they are actually an infinitely complex imaginotransference technology that translates odd, inky squiggles into pictures inside your head.

— Jasper Fforde, The Well of Lost Plots
21 April 2014
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I read because one life isn’t enough, and in the page of a book I can be anybody.

R. Peck
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21 April 2014
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Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to. Stay home on New Year’s Eve if that’s what makes you happy. Skip the committee meeting. Cross the street to avoid making aimless chitchat with random acquaintances. Read. Cook. Run. Write a story.

— Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking 
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20 April 2014
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Favourite quotes from Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

18 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."

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

12 April 2014
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Literature is news that stays news.

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

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

— Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves
10 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 
09 April 2014
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Never confuse a single failure for a final defeat.

— F. Scott Fitzgerald
06 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
04 April 2014
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02 April 2014
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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
01 April 2014
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