That book is so fucked up; that story’s the worst. I mean, at the end the tree...– Ryan Gosling on The Giving Tree
A Literary Map of Manhattan →
Vulture Watches You’ve Got Mail With Mindy Kaling
Did you hear that the Barnes & Noble in this film, the one on 66th Street, is closing? I did! I had this fantasy about a scene in a romantic comedy where I would go there, realize it was closed, and run into a guy who had the same idea. And then we’d walk to the next Barnes & Noble together and fall in love! It was an incredibly specific and also plagiaristic You’ve Got Mail...
When I made the decision to move overseas, I also made the decision to get rid...– Jessa Crispin in The Smart Set (via thebronzemedal) (via thoughtsdetained)
A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose...– Roald Dahl’s The Twits
The nine-to-five is one of the greatest atrocities sprung upon mankind. You give...– Charles Bukowski (via booksarebetterthanboys) (via emilyposts)
A little library, growing larger every year, is an honourable part of a man’s...– Henry Ward Beecher (via emilyposts)
We came to writing at an earlier age, from an urge to release a scream that had...– stephen elliot. (via meaghano) (via tightgrip)
Here are the rules: Don't take too long to think...
quotington: 1. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows. (Really, all of them) 2. The Handmaid’s Tale (Scary ass book) 3. Speak 4. Burned 5. Wicked 6. The Lovely Bones 7. The Almost Moon 8. Rainbows and Mud Puddles (It better stick out… it’s my mother’s. When it’s published this fall, I’ll post a link) 9. Little Women 10. Walden 11. A Piece of My Heart 12. The Laramie Project 13. The...
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The truth about writers - Los Angeles Times →
unicornology: tarts: And yet, we writers tell our friends and children, there is nothing more sacrosanct, more vital to our intellectual and emotional well-being, than writing time. But we writers have a secret. We don’t spend much time writing. More: To allow our loved ones to know that we are working when we are supposed to be engaged in the responsibilities of ordinary life would mark...
I wanted to get out and walk eastward toward the park through the soft twilight,...– The Great Gatsby Especially love that last line (via emilyposts)
Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m...– from Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer (via 42th) (via oneshouldreadeverything) (via booklover) (via moonriverdahling) (via booktumbling)
Harry Potter Currency Converter →
ilovenyao: blubonobo: Dev calculated that a $6 Guinness costs 1 galleon, 4 sickles and 4 knuts. Raf responded with: “That’s way too expensive … it makes me sickle … it drives me knuts … just think how much a galleon of guiness would cost if this is what they charge for a pint …” cute idea
Mr. Gradgrind's Literal Answers to Rhetorical... →
onemoretimewithfeeling: How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Though the poet neglects to enumerate them, providing instead a mere list, a simple inventory establishes that—if we omit the purely hypothetical posthumous final one—Elizabeth Barrett loved Robert Browning in precisely seven ways.
English gets it's millionth word...
emilyposts: English contains more words than any other language on the planet and added its millionth word early Wednesday, according to the Global Language Monitor, a Web site that uses a math formula to estimate how often words are created. The Global Language Monitor says the millionth word was added to English on Wednesday. The site estimates the millionth English word, “Web 2.0” was added...
Words that have remained unchanged for 2000... →
onemoretimewithfeeling: The word nerd in me thinks this is pretty effing cool.
The idea, you know, is that the sentimental person thinks things will last— the...– F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise (via thoughtsdetained)
[A YA novel] ends not with happily ever after, but at a new beginning, with the...– Richard Peck (via wordplay)
Reclusive J.D. Salinger emerges, sues →
Reclusive author J.D. Salinger has emerged, at least in the pages of court documents, to try to stop a novel that presents Holden Caulfield, the disaffected teen hero of his classic “The Catcher in the Rye,” as an old man. Lawyers for Salinger filed suit in federal court this week to stop the publication, sale and advertisement of “60 Years Later: Coming Through the...
Top 10 Literary Tourist Destinations →
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I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book’s autograph. I am a proud...– Kanye West (via Jezebel) Erika, UFan, I want to hear your thoughts on this one. (via thefondest) HOLY SHIT I HAD NO IDEA BOOKS WROTE THEMSELVES MY MIND IS BLOWN THANKS KANYE (via exclamation) Oh Kanye, you didn’t have to tell us you don’t read. I’ve heard your song lyrics, I had a hunch. (via...