"You’ll see, when she smiles, you’ll love her.”

— Ofelia in Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
My favorite books, author quotes, reading suggestions, and song lyrics

“He is exactly the poem I wanted to write.”

—   Mary Oliver, excerpt from “White Heron Rises Over Blackwater” (via spheress)

(Source: larmoyante, via moonchildrising)

“I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.”

—   Joshua Graham (via daydre-ams)

(Source: outdoor-anarchy, via anditslove)

She is not “my girl.”

She belongs to herself. And I am blessed, for with all her freedom, she still comes back to me, moment-to-moment, day-by-day, and night-by-night.

How much more blessed can I be?

—   Avraham Chaim, Thoughts after The Alchemist (via peachiegrl)

(Source: avraham-chaim, via sparksaremadehere)

“Just because I liked something at one point in time doesn’t mean I’ll always like it, or that I have to go on liking it at all points in time as an unthinking act of loyalty to who I am as a person, based solely on who I was as a person. To be loyal to myself is to allow myself to grow and change, and challenge who I am and what I think. The only thing I am for sure is unsure, and this means I’m growing, and not stagnant or shrinking.”

—   Jarod Kintz (via observando)

“I only write when I am falling in love, or falling apart.”

—   e.s. (via selectables)

(via caryrulesyourworld)

“There are as many beautiful
women in the world as there
are women. My grandma
loves bread crust, which is a
silly thing to put in a poem,
but one day someone will
cut me off because I’m not
to their taste and the next
someone will sigh relief
because I’m just what they
we’re looking for.”

—   anne, the crust has all the flavour. (via anneisrestless)

Francine Prose, Goldengrove


Francine Prose, Goldengrove

(via vickie-de-milo)

“There are a few moments in your life when you are truly and completely happy, and you remember to give thanks. Even as it happens you are nostalgic for the moment, you are tucking it away in your scrapbook.”

—   David Benioff (via observando)

“A mistake repeated more than once is a decision.”

—   Paulo Coelho  (via seulray)

(via themontrealbabe)

“The greatest gift you can give someone is the space to be his or herself, without the threat of you leaving.”

—   Kai Alexander, Lessons in Life #39  (via absea)

(Source: boiunbound, via queendeena)

“Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.”

—   The Little Prince (via takaota)

(via growiingstrange)

“Live in such a way that if someone spoke badly of you, no one would believe it.”

—   Unknown (via justinancheta)

(Source: aurelle, via sparksaremadehere)

“I hope you feel better soon because I love you, and if you felt as good as much as I love you, you would feel really good.”

—   Carolyn Jess-Cooke, The Boy Who Could See Demons

“Suspicion often creates what it suspects.”

—   C. S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters