“Tsukuru remembered those days in college when all he’d thought about was dying. Already sixteen years ago. Back then he was convinced that if he merely focused on what was going on inside of him, his heart would finally stop of its own accord. That if he intensely concentrated his feelings on one fixed point, like a lens focused on paper, bursting it into flames, his heart would suffer a fatal blow. More than anything he hoped for this. But months passed, and contrary to his expectation, his heart didn’t stop. The heart apparently doesn’t stop that easily.”—Haruki Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage (via lambentstar)
“I lay there beside you and the tears rolled down the sides of my face and onto the pillow. I loved you then and I love you now and I have loved you every second in between.”—Stephen King, Lisey’s Story (via mylifethroughaplasticlens)
im that person who would blow people off to read a book instead.
today I picked up the last book of a series i’ve been reading and excitement jumped through me looking at how big it is (it’s larger than your standard book to cater for its pages) and how thick it is despite this.
I love getting lost in worlds outside of my own. sometimes they are better.
“In my whole life, I have known no wise people who didn’t read all the time — none, zero. You’d be amazed at how much Warren(Buffett) reads — at how much I read. My children laugh at me. They think I’m a book with a couple of legs sticking out”—Charles T. Munger, Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger (via intotheprocess)
“All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.”—Ernest Hemingway (via wordsnquotes)
I went to the library today and there was this mom there with her two little kids and they were checking out books and each of the kids had a huge bag of books and they looked so happy and it made me so happy and I was just like YES MA’AM THAT IS WHAT YOU CALL GOOD PARENTING.