Posted 19 hours ago / 3,937 notes / Via: isahorcrux

A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.” - Samuel Johnson 

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Posted 1 day ago / 2,958 notes / Via: anamatics

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Posted 2 days ago / 116,078 notes / Via: booklover
A writer is a world trapped in a person.

Victor Hugo (via nestingcas)

[Sometimes a writer is many worlds trapped in a person]

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Posted 3 days ago / 1 note
I feel as though I have emerged from a black tunnel and found myself in the middle of a carnival. (p. 56)
—The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Posted 4 days ago
Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad books. (p. 50)
—The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Posted 5 days ago / 2 notes
I understood that the world was nothing: a mechanical chaos of casual, brute enmity on which we stupidly impose our hopes and fears. I understood that, finally and absolutely, I alone exist. All the rest, I saw, is merely what pushes me, is what I push against, blindly - as blindly as all that is not myself pushes back. I create the whole universe, blink by blink. (p. 16)
—Grendel - John Gardner
Posted 6 days ago
Stars, spattered out through lifeless night from end to end, like jewels scattered in a king’s grave, tease, torment my wits towards meaningful patterns that do not exist. (p. 6)
—Grendel - John Gardner
Posted 1 week ago / 1 note
I was younger then. Still playing cat and mouse with the universe. (p. 5)
—Grendel - John Gardner
Posted 1 week ago / 3,962 notes / Via: rebeccavoy
My soul comes from better worlds and I have an incurable homesickness of the stars.
Nikos Kazantzakis (via awakenedvibrations)
Posted 1 week ago / 1 note
So it goes with me, age by age. (talking, talking. Spinning a web of words, pale dreams, between myself and all I see.) (p. 4)
—Grendel - John Gardner

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bibliophilingThis tumblr started as a way to search for quotes in the growing collection of notebooks I have kept them in. But no doubt it will quickly expand from that.

The majority of quotes are from books or poetry that I've read personally so it should be a reasonably broad mix.