"Perhaps that is what it means to be a father-to teach your child to live without you."
Nicole Krauss, History of Love
"I love you madly, irrationally, infinitely."
Yurii, Doctor Zhivago
"I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality. But what could I tell her about those things that she didn’t already know? I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race-that rarely do I ever simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and brilliant."
"And I hope she’ll be a fool-that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool."
Daisy, The Great Gatsby
"Words can be like x-rays if you use them properly—they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced."
Aldous Huxley, Brave New World (via joolireads)