"I do things like get in a taxi and say, ‘The library, and step on it.’ "
— David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest (via thegirlandherbooks)
(Source: juliettetang, via thegirlandherbooks)
"This morning there’s snow everywhere. We remark on it.
You tell me you didn’t sleep well. I say
I didn’t either. You had a terrible night. “Me too.”
We’re extraordinarily calm and tender with each other
as if sensing the other’s rickety state of mind.
As if we knew what the other was feeling. We don’t,
of course. We never do. No matter.
It’s the tenderness I care about. That’s the gift
this morning that moves and holds me.
Same as every morning."
— "The Gift" by Raymond Carver (via flaowww)
"There is a kind of crying I hope you have not experienced, and it is not just crying about something terrible that has happened, but a crying for all of the terrible things that have happened, not just to you but to everyone you know and to everyone you don’t know and even the people you don’t want to know, a crying that cannot be diluted by a brave deed or a kind word, but only by someone holding you as your shoulders shake and your tears run down your face."
— Lemony Snicket (via timedoesnotexisthere)
(Source: psych-facts, via timedoesnotexisthere)
"I’ve become skeptical of the unwritten rule that just because a boy and girl appear in the same feature, a romance must ensue. Rather, I want to portray a slightly different relationship, one where they two mutually inspire each other to live– if I’ m able to, then perhaps I’ll be closer to portraying a true expression of love."
— Hayao Miyazaki (via nitrateglow)
"He would come towards her and she would run towards him, and he would carry her upon his back away and away, she did not quite know where, but to a good place, a place where she wanted to be."
Elizabeth Goudge, from The Little White Horse (via the-final-sentence)
OMG this was like my favorite book of all time