Lit-BookQuotes

Ran by @mesheelynn a book lover of sorts likewise

“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.”

—   Roald DahlMatilda (via duttonbooks)

(via lesquatrechevrons)

“I will always have freedom in my heart because I understand what it is. Because I do, I can work toward it. I will find a way to be free.”

—   Terry Goodkind; Faith of the Fallen (Sword of Truth #6)
aseaofquotes:

Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves
Submitted by Anonymous.

aseaofquotes:

Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

Submitted by Anonymous.

“Myth makes Echo the subject of longing and desire. Physics makes Echo the subject of distance and design. Where emotion and reason are concerned both claims are accurate.

And where there is no Echo there is no description of space or love.

There is only silence.”

—   Mark Z. Danielewski, “House of Leaves”

(Source: lifeinpoetry)

“You make me nostalgic for a love that hasn’t even happened yet.”

—   Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You

“I love you. Goodbye - because I love you.”

—   Kate Chopin, The Awakening

(Source: heroincest, via nymphcest)

“If I were young and in love with a man, it seems to me he would have to be some grand esprit, a man with lofty aims and ability to reach them; one who stood high enough to attract the notice of his fellow-men. It seems to me if I were young and in love I should never deem a man of ordinary caliber worthy of my devotion.”

—   Kate Chopin; The Awakening

“"Well, for instance, when I left her today, she put her arms around me and felt my shoulder blades, to see if my wings were strong, she said. "The bird that would soar above the level plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings. It is a sad spectacle to see the weaklings bruised, exhausted, fluttering back to earth."”

—   Kate Chopin; The Awakening

“Pontellier, let your wife alone for a while. Don’t bother her, and don’t let her bother you. Woman, my dear friend, is a very peculiar and delicate organism - a sensitive, and highly organized woman, such as I know Mrs. Pontellier to be, is especially peculiar. It would require an inspired psychologist to deal successfully with them. And when ordinary fellows like you and me attempt to cope with their idiosyncrasies the result is bungling. Most women are moody and whimsical. This is some passing whim of your wife, due to some cause or causes over, especially if you let her alone.”

—   Kate Chopin; The Awakening