Critical Mass of Books

Stories and Pages and Words and Ink and So Many Things to Read

“Read. It makes you more intelligent. It’s that simple. We all see the universe through the tiny keyhole of our own eyes, and every book is another keyhole from which you can gaze.”

—   Ethan Hawke (via dontgetleftbehind)

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“I ate them like salad, books were my sandwich for lunch, my tiffin and dinner and midnight munch. I tore out the pages, ate them with salt, doused them with relish, gnawed on the bindings, turned the chapters with my tongue! Books by the dozen, the score and the billion. I carried so many home I was hunchbacked for years.”

—   Ray Bradbury (via duttonbooks)

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“Anecdotes don’t make good stories. Generally I dig down underneath them so far that the story that finally comes out is not what people thought their anecdotes were about.”

—   Alice Munro (via writingquotes)

(via writeworld)

“When a novel is written like an eloquent poem, when the words roll off my tongue like honey, when I can’t seem to get the pure language out of my head, that’s when I become addicted to reading.”

—   JJ, “Sweet Reading” (via journaling-junkie)

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“Love isn’t soft, like those poets say. Love has teeth which bite and the wounds never close.”

—   Stephen King, The Body  (via paleskincleftchin)

(Source: larmoyante, via suckmylit)

awatercolouraday:

March 16th, 2014. Today I watched a fellow subway-rider open a brand new book and sigh with contentment as they started on page one. 

awatercolouraday:

March 16th, 2014. Today I watched a fellow subway-rider open a brand new book and sigh with contentment as they started on page one. 

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