April 17, 2014
"There are many reasons why novelists write, but they all have one thing in common - a need to create an alternative world."

— John Fowles (via booklover)

April 17, 2014
"Did you ever feel as though you had something inside you that was only waiting for you to give it a chance to come out? Some sort of extra power that you aren’t using?"

Aldous Huxley (via nilenna)

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April 17, 2014
fairycastle:

untitled by Millie Clinton: www.mcphotography.org.uk on Flickr.

fairycastle:

untitled by Millie Clinton: www.mcphotography.org.uk on Flickr.

April 17, 2014

(via teachingliteracy)

April 17, 2014
"A book, too, can be a star, ‘explosive material, capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly,’ a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe."

— Madeleine L’Engle (via observando)

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April 17, 2014

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April 17, 2014
"I always endowed madness with a sacred, poetic value, a mystical value. It seemed to me to be a denial of ordinary life, an effort to transcend it, expand, to go far before the limitations of the human condition."

Anaïs Nin (via c-ovet)

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April 17, 2014
aseaofquotes:

— Joyce Carol Oates

aseaofquotes:

— Joyce Carol Oates

April 17, 2014
"If a story is in you, it has to come out."

— William Faulkner (via wordpainting)

April 17, 2014

(via prettybooks)

April 17, 2014
aseaofquotes:

Lisa See, Peony in Love

aseaofquotes:

Lisa See, Peony in Love

April 17, 2014
"In quoting others, we cite ourselves."

— Julio Cortázar (via amandaonwriting)

(via teachingliteracy)

April 15, 2014

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April 15, 2014

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April 15, 2014
aseaofquotes:

Ian McEwan, The Comfort of Strangers

aseaofquotes:

Ian McEwan, The Comfort of Strangers

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