"Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be."
"Collect books, even if you don’t plan on reading them right away. Nothing is more important than an unread library."
"One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time."
"Only my books anoint me,
and a few friends,
those who reach into my veins."
Anne Sexton, from “The Witch’s Life” (via litverve
"If you’re gonna bail, bail early. This applies to relationships, college classes, and sledding."
"Romance writers do what they love, and they get paid for it. They hone their craft, like any other writer. They value their work, and they speak with an honest voice, telling the stories that they want to tell. I can’t imagine anything more feminist."
"I turned the pages so fast. And I suppose I was, in my mindless way, looking for a something, version of myself, a heroine I could slip inside as one might a pair of favourite shoes."
Ian McEwan (Sweet Tooth)