everybody has that one fictional character that they irrationally adore above all others and will defend to the death and you just get super happy and excited whenever you see their face on your dash
"And maybe what growing up really means is knowing that you don’t have to be just a character, going whichever way the story says. It’s knowing you could be the author instead."
Ava Dellaira, Love Letters to the Dead (via creatingaquietmind)
"If a book told you something when you were fifteen, it will tell you it again when you’re fifty, though you may understand it so differently that it seems you’re reading a whole new book."
Ursula K. Le Guin (via handatthelevelofyoureye)
"The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself."
C. JoyBell C. (via creatingaquietmind)
"A pretty sight, a lady with a book."
Shirley Jackson, We Have Always Lived in the Castle (via subtle-bisexual-wink)