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A.F. Stewart
Sulphurous wind gusted in his wake; the dust of the street swirled and the folds of his black coat flapped against his thin body.
Adelise M. Cullens
Reality doesn't always give us the life that we desire, but we can always find what we desire between the pages of books.
Amanda Linsmeier
you are a lover of the wordsa soul mate to the storyeverything becomes a part of youfrom my fingertips to your eyesfrom my heart to yours
Amanda Lovelace
over the decadesher books becamesuch a part of herthatthe ink somehow escapedher veins & bloomedher favorite words & imagesonto her skin.nowthe worldwould have no doubt:she was thepageboundgirl- page to skin
Amit Kalantri
Ability, experience and books have solution for all the problems.
Anaïs Nin
So many broken promises, each day an aborted wish, a lost object, a misplaced unread book, cluttering the room like an attic with discarded possessions.
Anaïs Nin
No moment of charm without long roots in the past, no moment of charm is born on bare soil, a careless accident of beauty, but is the sum of great sorrows, growths, and efforts.
Anaïs Nin
Although I was so big, and so rough in many ways, loved hunting, fighting, horseback riding, I loved the piano above everything else...The mountain man's obsession is to get a glimpse of the sea.
Anaïs Nin
Every lover could be brought to trial as the murderer of his own love. When something hurts you, saddens you, I rush to avoid it, to alter it, to feel as you do, but you turn away with a gesture of impatience and say: I don't understand
Anaïs Nin
And it is that which draws me to you, too, for you are the tropics, you have the sun in you, and the softness and the clarity...
Anaïs Nin
Of course, you'll defend Jay, says Rango, He was a part of your former life, of your former values. I will never be able to alter that. I want you to think as I do.But Rango, you couldn't respect someone who surrendered an opinion merely to please you . It would be hypocrisy.
Anaïs Nin
I am sure you would not understand if I told you my father is delightfully clear and selfish, tender and lying, formal and incurable. He exhausts all the loves given to him. If I did not leave his house at night to warm myself in Rango's burning hands I would die at my task, arid and barren, sapless, while my father monologues about his past, and I yawn yawn yawn...
Anaïs Nin
In this instant of danger they realized they were each other's reason for living, and into this instant they threw their whole being.
Anaïs Nin
I loved your breaking down that door, repeated Djuna. Through Rango she had breathed some other realm she had never attained before. She had touched through his act some climate of violence she had never known before.
Anaïs Nin
Her presence had awakened in him a man suddenly whipped by his earlier ideals, whose lost manhood wanted to assert itself in action.
Anaïs Nin
What can I say Rango? What can I do to prove to you that I belong to you?
Anaïs Nin
These rituals Rango could not sustain, for he could not maintain the effort to arrive on time since his lifelong habit had created the opposite habit: to elude, to avoid, to disappoint every expectation of others, every commitment, every promise, every crystallization.
Anaïs Nin
Every word spoken in the past accumulated forms and colors in the self. What flows through the veins besides blood is the distillation of every act committed, the sediment of all the visions, wishes, dreams and experiences. All the past emotions converge to tint the skin and flavor the lips, to regulate the pulse and produce crystals in the eyes.
Anaïs Nin
No privacy left. No manners.
Anaïs Nin
The fascination exerted by one human being over another is not what he emits of his personality at the present instant of encounter but a summation of his entire being which gives off this powerful drug capturing the fancy and attachment.
Anaïs Nin
No man and woman know what will be born in the darkness of their intermingling; so much besides children, so many invisible births, exchanges of soul and character, blossoming of unknown selves, liberation of hidden treasures, buried fantasies...
Anaïs Nin
But love, the great narcotic, was the hothouse in which all the selves burst into their fullest bloom...
Anaïs Nin
When you trust, you are tender and delicate, but when you doubt, you are dangerous and destructive
Anaïs Nin
His entire body was pleading for reassurance, and if her whole love was not enough what else could she give him to cure his doubt?
Anaïs Nin
Men from the mountains always dream of the sea, and above all things I love to travel.
Anaïs Nin
When you're in my arms, I know you're mine. But your feet are so swift, so swift, they carry you as lightly as wings, I never know where, too fast, too fast away from me.
Anaïs Nin
Paul, Paul, this is the claim you never made, the fervor you never showed. You were so cool and light, so elusive, and I never felt you encircling me and claiming possession. Rango is saying all the words I wanted to hear you say. You never came close to me, even while taking me. You took me as men take foreign women in distant countries whose language they cannot speak. You took me in silence and strangeness.
Anaïs Nin
The potion drunk by lovers is prepared by no one but themselves. The potion is the sum of one's whole existence.
Anaïs Nin
You are that to me, an oasis. You drug me and at the same time you give me strength.
Anaïs Nin
He had appointed her not only guardian angel, but a member of his ideals.
Anaïs Nin
Out of worship and out of love he would let no one light the stove for her either, as if he would be the warmth and the fire to dry and warm her feet.
Anaïs Nin
The magic beauty of simultaneity, to see the loved one rushing toward you at the same moment you are rushing toward him, the magic power of meeting, exactly at midnight to achieve union, the illusion of one common rhythm achieved by overcoming obstacles, deserting friends, breaking other bonds - all this was soon dissolved by his laziness, by his habit of missing every moment, of never keeping his word, of living perversely in a state of chaos, of swimming more naturally in a sea of failed intentions, broken promises, and aborted wishes
Anaïs Nin
He failed to see that it contained at once all of Djuna's wishes which had been denied, and these wishes had flown from all directions to meet at this intersection and to plead once more for understanding.
Anaïs Nin
Love the great narcotic was the revealer in the alchemist's bottle rendering visible the most untraceable substances. Love the great narcotic was the agent provocateur exposing all the secret selves to daylight.
Anaïs Nin
Ali Baba protects the lovers! Gives them the luck of bandits, and no guilt, for love fills certain people and expands them beyond all laws; there is no time, no place for regrets, hesitations, cowardices. Love runs free and reckless, and all the gentle trickeries perpetrated to protect others from its burns-those who are not the lovers but who might be the victims of this love's expansion.
Angela M. Hudson
When love dies, the heart's ashes do not leave on the wind
Anthony Burgess
The thrill of theft, of violence, the urge to live easy - is it worth it when we have undeniable proof, yes, yes, incontrovertible evidence that hell exists?
Anthony Burgess
The sweetest and most heavenly of activities partake in some measure of violence - the act of love, for instance; music, for instance. You must take your chance, boy. The choice has been all yours.
Anthony Burgess
You got shook and shook till there was nothing left. You lost your name and your body and your self and you just didn't care.
Anthony Burgess
Well, everything's a lesson, isn't it? Learning all the time, as you could say.
Anthony Burgess
And now, talking of praying, I realise sadly that there will be little point in praying for you. You are passing now to a region where you will be beyond the reach of the power of prayer.
Anthony Burgess
The intention to act violently is accompanied by strong feelings of physical distress.
Anthony Burgess
You have no cause to grumble boy. You made your choice and all this is a consequence of your choice. Whatever now ensues is what you yourself have chosen.
Anthony Burgess
What does God want? Does God want goodness or the choice of goodness? Is a man who chooses the bad perhaps in some way better than a man who has the good imposed upon him?
Anthony Burgess
And yet, in a sense, in choosing to be deprived of the ability to make an ethical choice, you have in a sense really chosen the good.
Anthony Burgess
You can viddy that everything in this wicked world counts. You can pony that one thing always leads to another. Right right right.
Anthony Burgess
When we're healthy we respond to the presence of the hateful with fear and nausea.
Avijeet Das
When life seems like an uphill task do not ever give up on yourself or on life! Travel to a new place, learn a new language, embrace a new culture, play a musical instrument, read a good book, watch the sunrise, experience the sunset, go for a swim in the river, hug a tree, sit near the lake, or climb a mountain! You will fall in love with life all over again!
Avijeet Das
At times all you need is a bottle of fine old wine, a mellifluous piece of music playing in the background and a good book to spend the entire night in a magical bliss!
Bangambiki Habyarimana
I am not a supporter of burning books; but like poison, some books should be kept away from simple minds who can't take in the strong content they provide
Bangambiki Habyarimana
What if a man could write everything that came into his mind. You could find there gems of wisdom, depth of utter despair, heights of the most cherished hopes, killing fields where we slaughter our enemies, moments of faith and moments of doubts, dark chambers where we commit infidelity against our partners, counting the goods we have stolen, hell nightmares, heaven blessedness, cursing of our enemies and blessing of our friends, and many other things. If one could write his mind, it would be a mirror to other minds where they could find themselves and not feel as the only wretched souls in existence. Go on then, write your mind in a book and publish it
Bangambiki Habyarimana
One author said I write because I want to live a footprint in the sands of history. It's hard to live a footprint in the sands of history when giants are passing through the same sands unless you are one of the giants
Bangambiki Habyarimana
The internet is killing the art of writing. The big publish button begs you to publish even before you go back and make one single edit, and as if this was not enough, you have instant readers who praise your writing skills!-
Bangambiki Habyarimana
I used to be afraid about what people might say or think after reading what I had written. I am not afraid anymore, because when I write, I am not trying to prove anything to anyone, I am just expressing myself and my opinions. It's ok if my opinions are different from those of the reader, each of us can have his own opinions. So writing is like talking, if you are afraid of writing, you may end up being afraid of talking
Bookvergent
I am not afraid of giving bad reviews. If I don't like a book, I don't like it. Period. I don't do promotion
C.E. Clayton
Tallis is a beautiful and terrible thing. Fearsome and alluring. Just like the forest in many ways... but it's written all over that handsome, pale face of yours; you like her.
C.E. Clayton
Tallis had persevered through and unshakable feeling of not truly belonging... She understood the responsibility her family constraints put upon her, and while Lana knew Tallis's heart trembled and raged at the perceived indignity of it all, she had grown up into a charming, beautiful woman with shoulders that refused to bow to a world that demanded they should.
Cassandra Clare
Don't carry the weight of the world on you Jace. It's too heavy for even a Herondale to bear.
Cassandra Clare
And Nephilim
Charbel Tadros
Reading a book is like living a deep and fulfilling life. Watching a movie is like being a paralyzed person: watching others live their lives while you observe from the sidelines.
Charlotte Eriksson
You smoked another cigarette and we shared another coffee and it was just another morning that made me realise that this is all it takes to be happy.
Charlotte Eriksson
I never said it was easy to find your place in this world, but I'm coming to the conclusion that if you seek to please others, you will forever be changing because you will never be yourself, only fragments of someone you could be. You need to belong to yourself, and let others belong to themselves too. You need to be free and detached from things and your surroundings. You need to build your home in your own simple existence, not in friends, lovers, your career or material belongings, because these are things you will lose one day. That's the natural order of this world. This is called the practice of detachment.
Charlotte Eriksson
You can start anew at any given moment. Life is just the passage of time and it's up to you to pass it as you please.
Haruki Murakami
Somewhere between 'not enough' and 'not at all.' I was always hungry for love. Just once, I wanted to know what it was like to get my fill of it - to be fed so much love I couldn't take any more. Just once. But they never gave that to me. Never, not once.
Haruki Murakami
He was a far more voracious reader than me, but he made it a rule to never touch a book by any author who had not been dead at least 30 years. That's the only kind of book I can trust, he said.It's not that I don't believe in contemporary literature, he added, but I don't want to waste valuable time reading a book that has not had the baptism of time. Life is too short.
Jonathan Harnisch
I've always loved the night, when everyone else is asleep and the world is all mine. It's quiet and dark
Jonathan Harnisch
I've always loved the night, when everyone else is asleep and the world is all mine. It's quiet and dark
Kamand Kojouri
She might not have read many books. But when she reads a book, she swallows the very words. If you open the books on her shelves, you will find that the front and back covers encase white pages.
Kamand Kojouri
Every book has to wait for the right time to be read and understood.
Kapil Kumar Bhaskar
We are all children of one God and the only thing that separates us is our ego
Kapil Kumar Bhaskar
It is the Master who comes to the door of his student when the student is ready and the Master knows all the truth of his student
Kellie Elmore
Maybe Heaven will be a library. Then I will be able to finish my to-read list.
Kelly Moran
Before she knew it, she was just another set of eyes in a dusty attic, waiting for the stairs to creak.
Kelly Moran
The day I died was just like any other idle Thursday.
Kelly Moran
The truth is I do love you. Admitting that means opening myself up to all that pain when you leave. After you realize this wasn't love, but gratitude.
Kelly Moran
When the leaves stop falling wasn't her time to die, it was your time to live.
Kelly Moran
I think only when you are truly alone can you see you never were.
lauren klarfeld
Few people will understand that to love is like being able to select and read a good book. They don't just stop at the title or the cover. They stop because...they wanted to read the content. The wanted to read each word, each sentence, each line, but most of all, what was in between the lines...
Louise Glück
The books [poetry collections] may not sell, but neither are they given away or thrown away. They tend, more than other books, to fall apart in their owners' hands. Not I suppose good news in a culture and economy built on obsolescence. But for a book to be loved this way and turned to this way for consolation and intense renewable excitement seems to me a marvel.
Marie-Sabine Roger
Books should not be loved selfishly. Neither books nor anything else, in fact.
Matshona Dhliwayo
You are no greater than the friends you keep, the books you read, the heroes you admire, and the obstacles you overcome.
Matshona Dhliwayo
Books are a stairway to knowledge; experience is a highway to understanding; together they are an elevator to enlightenment.
Melody Lee
You'll find magic everywhere, even in dark, dusty corners, if you stop searching with your limited human eyes and instead feel with your naked soul.
Millie Florence
Books, I think, are what magic smells like.
Min Kim
When someone recommends a book to you, you know two things; that it is a good book and you have a good friend.
Munia Khan
Reading books is like wearing winter clothes; it covers and warms up the body of your naked soul.
Nadun Lokuliyanage
who gets the rare opportunity of spotting a treasure of memories lying among masses, stepping back to stroke it with a secret smile as your mind wanders back to those sleepless yet ecstatic nights you had spent together?only............a book lover.
Nanette L. Avery
Reading doesn't put you to sleep... it makes you dream...
Neel Preet
Go for it because for all those moments that you would make up your mind the other might have already rushed for it.
Neel Preet
Till the time you realize your conquest you already reach that stage when you start losing the grip.
Neel Preet
One may never get to know how fast the time travels till the one gets in that position to race against the time.
Neel Preet
Time is the real emperor and there is no space for any pride since time flies and blows away anything.
Neil Gaiman
Books were safer than other people anyway.
Nicholas Hochstedler
Well old man, I guess freedom's a continuum.
Nicholas Hochstedler
And I know just's well as anybody that if you control a man's space and time then you control his whole goddamn life: he's a goner, cause hell, there ain't nothin' for him to do in space and time but make the few choices he can make with what he got.
Nithin Purple
Ha! spring arrived on her sweet scented palanquin,carried by the spirited Zephyrus and his coir with their murmuring music undulated in its own softness and fondled the leaves to astir.
Qwana Reynolds-Frasier
GREAT THINGS COME OUT OF LONELINESS;LIKE INSPIRATION THAT BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER!
Qwana Reynolds-Frasier
IF YOU AIN'T RAISING THE VIBRATION YOU ARE KILLING THE VIBE!
Qwana Reynolds-Frasier
IF SOMEONE KEEPS DOING WHAT THEY'RE DOINGTHEY WILL GET BETTER AT IT, BUT.... THEY STILL WON'T BE BETTER THEN YOU!KEEP PUSHING!
Rainbow Rowell
Don't make me angry-kiss you
Richelle E. Goodrich
Every book is its own black hole. Don't fight the pull; find out where it takes you.
Richelle E. Goodrich
Books are carnival rides for your imagination.
Robert Hass
 'Paradise Lost' was printed in an edition of no more than 1,500 copies and transformed the English language. Took a while. Wordsworth had new ideas about nature: Thoreau read Wordsworth, Muir read Thoreau, Teddy Roosevelt read Muir, and we got a lot of national parks. Took a century. What poetry gives us is an archive, the fullest existent archive of what human beings have thought and felt by the kind of artists who loved language in a way that allowed them to labor over how you make a music of words to render experience exactly and fully.
Roney Ngala
Be the reason someone smiles today. Or the reason they drown in a book. Whatever works.
Sloane Crosley
It's so clear to me now: the memorizing of a fake prayer, the symbolization of objects, the struggle to relate to the invisible - I needed a religion. I was lost.
Sloane Crosley
love is not boastful. But hate? Apparently hate has a big mouth.
Sloane Crosley
I have never pictured my own wedding. I do want to get married. It's a nice idea. Though I think husbands are like tattoos - you should wait until you come across something you want on your body for the rest of your life.
Sloane Crosley
I thought of the past and how one should have respect for it, like the elderly.
Sloane Crosley
It seemed that having girlfriends was a sign of innocence and a boundless capacity to care about other women. The hearts in that photograph and multiple strings attached to multiple other hearts. Everything was less about cliché and more about camaraderie. We weren't out for ourselves, we were out for each other. When had I forgotten that? When had I cut the pink wire?
Sloane Crosley
It should be noted that my mother has a long history of being disturbingly unperturbed by what normal people deem perturbing. Certain things simply don't strike her as worthy of a sit-down.
Sloane Crosley
Even a person like this makes mistakes, can't always hold on to everything they'd like to,can't always force the world to spin in the direction of their choosing. You'll hug him longer than necessary and tell him to keep in touch. And you'll know, finally, that it had nothing to do with you.
Sloane Crosley
Francine looked up and mouthed, Thank you. any titme, I lied.
Sloane Crosley
Teddy bears are best because they understand it's nice to be alone.
Sloane Crosley
So natural and universal is a child's curiosity about sex and so long are we conscious of it before we do it, that our original impressions of it leave an indelible mark.
Sloane Crosley
The real proof that I have tried to love and that people have tried to love me back was never going to fit in a kitchen drawer.
Sloane Crosley
Perhaps if I'd had God in my life growing up I would have been able to understand the total and complete unfairness of the universe rewarding mean girls
Sloane Crosley
Weddings are friendship deal breakers if the friendship is weak. There are too many favors, too many tasks, too much required devotion and Aqua Net for imposters like me. I tried to make eye contact with Francine, to give her a knowing good-bye smile like a ghost of a loved one in a movie. It was no usue, I decided to cut my final pink wire. There would be no more yearly happy birthdays and certainly no more bonding with the girl in the duct tape dress. That ship had sailed.
Sloane Crosley
There is a point in most abusive relationships when it occurs to the beaten party that they are guilty of putting their face in the way of someone else's fist.
Sloane Crosley
Why do people always want to put their hands on vulnerability? I sped up.
Susan Sontag
Perhaps too much value is assigned to memory, not enough to thinking. Remembering is an ethical act, has ethical value in and of itself. Memory is, achingly, the only relation we can have with the dead.
Susan Sontag
With time, many staged photographs turn back into historical evidence, albeit of an impure kind - like most historical evidence.
Susan Sontag
It is a view of suffering, of the pain of others, that is rooted in religious thinking, which links pain to sacrifice, sacrifice to exaltation - a view that could not be more alien to a modern sensibility, which regards suffering as something that is a mistake or an accident or a crime. Something to be fixed. Something to be refused. Something that makes one feel powerless.
Susan Sontag
All memory is individual, unreproducible - it dies with each person. What is called collective memory is not a remembering but a stipulating: that this is important, and this is the story about how it happened, with the pictures that lock the story in our minds.
Susan Sontag
In fact, there are many uses of the innumerable opportunities a modern life supplies for regarding - at a distance, through the medium of photography - other people's pain.
Susan Sontag
We - this we is everyone who has never experienced anything like what they went through - don't understand. We don't get it. We truly can't imagine what it was like. We can't imagine how dreadful, how terrifying war is; and how normal it becomes. Can't understand, can't imagine. That's what every soldier, and every journalist and aid worker and independent observer who has put in time under fire, and had the luck to elude the death that struck down others nearby, stubbornly feels. And they are right.
Susan Sontag
Photographs that depict suffering shouldn't be beautiful, as captions shouldn't moralize.
Susan Sontag
What is odd is not that so many of the iconic news photos of the past, including some of the best-remembered pictures from the Second World War, appear to have been staged. It is that we are surprised to learn they were staged and always disappointed.
Susan Sontag
Compassion is an unstable emotion. It needs to be translated into action, or it withers.
Susan Sontag
Is there an antidote to the perennial seductiveness of war? And is this a question a woman is more likely to pose than a man? (Probably yes.)
Susan Sontag
The memory of war, however, like all memory, is mostly local.
Susan Sontag
No we should be taken for granted when the subject is looking at other people's pain.
Susan Sontag
Up to a point, the weight and seriousness of such photographs survive better in a book, where one can look privately, linger over the pictures, without talking. Still, at some moment the book will be closed. The strong emotion will become a transient one.
Susan Sontag
Making suffering loom larger, by globalizing it, may spur people to feel they ought to care more.
Susan Sontag
To set their sufferings alongside the sufferings of another people was to compare them (which hell was worse?), demoting Sarajevo's martyrdom to a mere instance.
Susan Sontag
Perhaps the only people with the right to look at images of suffering of this extreme order are those who could do something to alleviate it - say, the surgeons at the military hospital where the photograph was taken - or those who could learn from it. The rest of us are voyeurs, whether or not we mean to be.
Susan Sontag
It is felt that there is something morally wrong with the abstract of reality offered by photography; that one has no right to experience the suffering of others at a distance, denuded of its raw power; that we pay too high a human (or moral) price for those hitherto admired qualities of vision - the standing back from the aggressiveness of the world which frees us for observation and for elective attention.
Susan Sontag
Photographs objectify: they turn an event or a person into something that can be possessed.
Susan Sontag
Often something looks, or is felt to look, better in a photograph. Indeed, it is one of the functions of photography to improve the normal appearance of things. (Hence, one is always disappointed by a photograph that is not flattering.)
Susan Sontag
It is intolerable to have one's sufferings twinned with anybody else's.
Susan Sontag
One can feel obliged to look at phototgraphs that record great cruelties and crimes. One should feel obliged to think about what it means to look at them, about the capacity actually to assimilate what they show. Not all reactions to these pictures are under the supervision of reason and conscience.
Susan Sontag
Narratives can make us understand. Photographs do something else: they haunt us.
Suzy Kassem
Destiny is manifested only through action.
Suzy Kassem
When you go against the flow of nature and betray the spiritual laws existing within, there is, and always will be, a negative reaction. Those who try escaping life before fate shakes their hand, will forever be stuck on earth, chained to the place they so badly wanted to leave. What a complicated misery. I guarantee you it will be torture to be invisible and ignored by those you love when you can see them - but you are already dead for them to hear you utter another word. Talk about agony, more so, than remaining on this plane and continuing your spiritual cycle as it was written to be lived.
Val Uchendu
To embody a slice of life on stage/film/script/book is awe-inspiring; like peeking into a window to the soul or prima materia
Vivek Pereira
And so we continued to live in fear, hoping that we would not get caught. Fear had become our constant companion at this dreadful Lashkar-e-Taiba camp.
Zafon Ruiz C.
Beatriz Aquilar : i libri sono specchi in cui troviamo solo ciò che abbiamo dentro di noi, e (...) la lettura coinvolge mente e cuore. - L'ombra del vento