a spy in the house of love

author alexandra bracken

03 Apr
Will you come with me to the mountains? It will hurt at first, until your feet are hardened. Reality is harsh to the feet of shadows. But will you come?

C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce  

(Source: larmoyante)

31 Mar
Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

31 Mar twentysomethingvagabond:


Rainbow Rowell at the NYC Teen Author Festival, 3/22/14
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Rainbow Rowell at the NYC Teen Author Festival, 3/22/14

Buy the drawing here.

30 Mar
As time goes on, you’ll understand. What lasts, lasts; what doesn’t, doesn’t. Time solves most things. And what time can’t solve, you have to solve yourself.

Haruki Murakami  

(Source: rabbitinthemoon)

13 Mar 
— Rumi

— Rumi

(Source: aseaofquotes)

04 Mar
My youngest flaunts her mind, and frightens away the suitors.

Louis Nicolas le Tonnerlier de Breteuil, on his daughter, the raddest person in history, Émilie du Châtelet. Emilie was a scientist in the 18th century who proved Newton’s ideas on velocity wrong. She also played a role in helping Einstein figure out E = mcwith E=mv2 (via mashamorevna)

(Source: intuitiveunderstanding)

02 Mar

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26 Feb
For all of the most important things, the timing always sucks. Waiting for a good time to quit your job? The stars will never align and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. “Someday” is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it’s important to you and you want to do it “eventually,” just do it and correct course along the way.

Timothy Ferriss

21 Feb

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20 Feb
A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends and where the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance.

Jawaharlal Nehru 

(Source: stannisbaratheon)

20 Feb

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19 Feb aseaofquotes:

Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle


Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

10 Feb
Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage, not weakness.

Katherine Henson   

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20 Jan
Can a young lady be taught nothing more necessary in life, than to sleep in a dungeon with venomous reptiles, walk through a ward with assassins, and carry bloody daggers in their pockets, instead of pin-cushions and needle-books?

an anonymous critique of Gothic novels published in The Spirit of the Public Journals, 1797 (via mirroir)

(Source: nonnonmodernist)

17 Jan
is the only war
we can afford

Margaret Atwood, from “They are hostile nations”   (via mirroir)

(Source: growing-orbits)