"When a reader falls in love with a book, it leaves its essence inside him, like radioactive fallout in an arable field, and after that there are certain crops that will no longer grow in him, while other, stranger, more fantastic growths may occasionally be produced."
Salman Rushdie, Books vs. Goons, L.A. Times, April 24, 2005
(Source: hoomanao, via booklover)
"There are times when it will go so wrong that you will barely be alive, and times when you realise that being barely alive, on your own terms, is better than living a bloated half-life on someone else’s terms."
Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
"Don’t you dare
For someone else’s comfort -
Do not become small
For people who refuse to grow."
This past weekend’s getaway essentials: jammies and all the books you can fit in your bag.
if u can’t handle me at my Brazil you definitely don’t deserve me at my Germany