This is my favourite Shakespeare quote
Human speech is like a cracked cauldron on which we bang out tunes that make bears dance, when what we want is to move the stars to pity.
|—||Gustave Flaubert (via victoriousvocabulary)|
Books are not only the arbitrary sum of our dreams, and our memory. They also give us the model of self-transcendence. Some people think of reading only as a kind of escape: an escape from the “real” everyday world to an imaginary world, the world of books. Books are much more. They are a way of being fully human.
|—||Susan Sontag, A Letter to Borges (via bookshavepores)|
Maybe it’s just in America, but it seems that if you’re passionate about something, it freaks people out. You’re considered bizarre or eccentric. To me, it just means you know who you are.
|—||Tim Burton (via nightsammy)|
I have not been able to discover whether there exists a precise French equivalent for the common Anglo-American expression ‘killing time.’ It’s a very crass and breezy expression, when you ponder it for a moment, considering that time, after all, is killing us.
|—||Christopher Hitchens, Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays (via victoriousvocabulary)|