Once, in my father’s bookshop, I heard a regular customer say that few things leave a deeper mark on a reader than the first book that finds its way into his heart. Those first images, the echo of words we think we have left behind, accompany us throughout our lives and sculpt a palace in our memory to which, sooner or later—no matter how many books we read, how many worlds we discover, or how much we learn or forget—we will return.
— Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Shadow of the Wind (via littledallila
Drawn for the #warehousedoodles project. Episode 1.04 Claudia
Drawn for the #warehousedoodles project. Episode 1.03 Magnetism
I am a part of everything that I have read.
Her sentences were icebergs, with just the tip of her thought coming out of her mouth, and the rest kept up in her head, which I was starting to think was more and more beautiful the longer I looked at her.
—Gregory Galloway, As Simple As Snow
Oh lord. It’s a terrible, horrible, no good,very bad idea, but I just don’t know if I could stop myself from choosing Wonderland. I’m like Alice - too curious for my own good XD
I was born with a reading list I will never finish.
—Maud Casey (via thegirlandherbooks
Okay, this is the wisdom. First, time spent on reconnaissance is never wasted. Second, almost anything can be improved with the addition of bacon. And finally, there is no problem on Earth that can’t be ameliorated by a hot bath and a cup of tea.
—Jasper Fforde (via devilduck