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it made my heart beat

Happiness hurts.
It makes one sensitive and sad.

twitter.com/thedaysbetween:

    "But at night, when the library lamps are lit, the outside world disappears and nothing but the space of books remains in existence."
    Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night (via excessivebookshelf)

    (via bookoasis-deactivated20120227)

    — 2 years ago with 186 notes
    #Alberto Manguel  #books  #library  #lit  #night  #reading 
    "I stopped for a second. If you remember everything, I wanted to say, and if you are really like me, then before you leave tomorrow, or when you’re just ready to shut the door of the taxi and have already said goodbye to everyone else and there’s not a thing left to say in this life, then, just this once, turn to me, even in jest, or as an afterthought, which would have meant everything to me when we were together, and, as you did back then, look me in the face, hold my gaze, and call me by your name…"
    André Aciman, Call Me By Your Name

    (Source: vergevenis)

    — 2 years ago with 12 notes
    #call me by your name  #andré  #aciman  #books  #quote 
    It’s as if all these trees were made for reading books on.

    It’s as if all these trees were made for reading books on.

    — 2 years ago with 4 notes
    #Poland  #crooked forest  #books 
    "Life is composed of certain basic elements,” he says.
    “Of course, there are a lot of impurities, that’s what’s misleading.”
    “What I’m saying may sound mystical, but in everybody, in all of us, there’s the desire to find those elements somehow, to discover them, you know? Sometimes I think they’re the same for all of us, but maybe they’re not. I mean we look at the Greeks and say, ah, they built this civilization, this whole brilliant world, out of certain simple things. Why can’t we? And if not a civilization, why can’t each of us, properly directed, build a life, I mean a happy life? Believe me, the elements exist. When you enter certain rooms, when you look at certain faces, suddenly you realize you’re in the presence of them. Do you know what I mean?”
    “Of course I do,” she says. “If you could achieve that, you’d have everything.”
    “And without it you have…” he shrugs, “a life.”
    “Like everybody’s.”
    “Just like everybody’s,” he says.
    “I don’t want that.”
    “Neither do I."
    James Salter, A Sport and a Pastime (via airplanes)
    — 2 years ago with 15 notes
    #quote  #james salter  #books  #a sport and a pastime 
    "Beauty, I thought, is a moment. It passes."
    Paris Trance - Geoff Dyer (via gibbyphills)

    (Source: gibphillips)

    — 2 years ago with 2 notes
    #paris trance  #geoff dyer  #books  #quotes 
    bookmania:

A Stack Of Books Meant To Be Read Aloud (by Boy_Wonder)

    bookmania:

    A Stack Of Books Meant To Be Read Aloud (by Boy_Wonder)

    (via bookmania)

    — 2 years ago with 753 notes
    #cool  #books 
    theshipthatflew:

Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain 
Written and illustrated by Edward Ardizzone, Scholastic Book Services, 1968

    theshipthatflew:

    Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain

    Written and illustrated by Edward Ardizzone, Scholastic Book Services, 1968

    — 2 years ago with 88 notes
    #sailor  #books  #illustration 
    "Stories were different, though. They came alive in the telling. Without a human voice to read them aloud, or a pair of wide eyes following them by torchlight beneath a blanket, they had no real existence in this world. They were like seeds in the beak of a bird, waiting to fall to Earth, or notes of a song, laid out on a sheet, yearning for an instrument to bring them into being. They lay dormant, hoping for a chance to emerge. Once someone started to read them, they could begin to change. They could take root in the imagination and transform the reader. Stories wanted to be read, David’s mother would whisper. They needed it. It was the reason they forced themselves from their world into ours. They wanted us to give them life."
    — 2 years ago with 9 notes
    #John Connolly  #The Book of Lost Things  #books  #fairytales  #imagination  #quote  #quotes  #reading  #stories  #TL;DR 
    "Suddenly, all at once, she knows, knows that he doesn’t understand her, that he never will, that he lacks the power to understand such perverseness. And that he can never move fast enough to catch her."
    The Lover, Marguerite Duras (via digitaltempest)
    — 2 years ago with 10 notes
    #books  #quotes  #the lover  #marguerite duras  #bibliophile 
    lizczukas:

jasouders:

sarahnicolas:

oh my-lanta. my heart just exploded. <3

WANT!!! 

Pretty sure this is what heaven looks like.

    lizczukas:

    jasouders:

    sarahnicolas:

    oh my-lanta. my heart just exploded. <3

    WANT!!! 

    Pretty sure this is what heaven looks like.

    (via kdhart)

    — 2 years ago with 56330 notes
    #i want to go to there.  #books  #bookshelf 
    socialhustler:

Want.  In living room now.  With hot nerdy delivery guy that wears buddy holly glasses and can listen to NPR with me while we read.  The end.

    socialhustler:

    Want.  In living room now.  With hot nerdy delivery guy that wears buddy holly glasses and can listen to NPR with me while we read.  The end.

    — 2 years ago with 36 notes
    #bookporn  #vending machine  #books  #librarian