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ijustkindalikebooks · a day ago
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“Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.” — Jean Rhys.
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eda-quotes · 2 days ago
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Mina began to purr. "It's much easier from your point of view, you know," murmured the Doctor. "I could succeed in many things, fail in many more, but as long as I've petted the cat I've done everything that really matters."
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Vampire Science by Jonathan Blum & Kate Orman
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scared-to-live-again-wk · a month ago
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I saw you in my dream last night and
I swear I didn't want to wake up
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arielseaworth · a year ago
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"Perhaps you have forgotten. That’s one of the great problems of our modern world, you know. Forgetting. The victim never forgets. Ask an Irishman what the English did to him in 1920 and he’ll tell you the day of the month and the time and the name of every man they killed. Ask an Iranian what the English did to him in 1953 and he’ll tell you. His child will tell you. His grandchild will tell you. And when he has one, his great-grandchild will tell you too. But ask an Englishman—” He flung up his hands in mock ignorance. “If he ever knew, he has forgotten. ‘Move on!’ you tell us. ‘Move on! Forget what we’ve done to you. Tomorrow’s another day!’ But it isn’t, Mr. Brue.” He still had Brue’s hand. “Tomorrow was created yesterday, you see. That is the point I was making to you. And by the day before yesterday, too. To ignore history is to ignore the wolf at the door.”
- A Most Wanted Man, John le Carré
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orphic-sapphira · 4 months ago
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"Your worst sin is that you have destroyed and betrayed yourself for nothing."
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment.
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needtobeehealthy · 3 months ago
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macaulaytwins · 2 months ago
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Hell Followed With Us, Andrew Joseph White
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eggsaladstain · 27 days ago
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Sometimes being offered tenderness feels like the very proof that you’ve been ruined.
Ocean Vuong, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
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tulipsofthemorning · a month ago
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sweet-child-of-night · a month ago
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too exhausted to explain my soul to someone again just for them to puncture it all over again.
nocturne, excerpts from my journal
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ijustkindalikebooks · 2 months ago
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“So often, a visit to a bookshop has cheered me, and reminded me that there are good things in the world.” ― Vincent van Gogh.
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eda-quotes · a day ago
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"There are all these basic little things you still haven't told me yet. I mean – how old are you?"
He thought for a moment, counting back through the months. "Three."
"What?" She sat up and stared at him. "Three what? Centuries? Three oogleplexes? What?"
He shook his head. "No no, three years. I'm sure I overhead Sam lecturing you about regeneration."
"Well, yeah, but –
"It's all perfectly simple. That's how long it's been since my last fatal accident. That's when this body was born."
"No no no, I mean how old are you really? All your lives together." Good grief, she thought irritatedly, it sounds like you're interviewing Shirley MacLaine.
"Well, I'm not really sure, there's some question of whether I lost count..."
"Round it off, at least."
He started frantically counting on his fingers. "Um, about..."
"Come on, it can't take that long to –"
"... one thousand and twelve."
Silence.
"Carolyn?"
This was sensible, it was logical, when someone's lived a bunch of lives in succession it's reasonable for them to go past a normal human lifespan. She really should have thought about this before – it was obvious really. There was absolutely no reason for her suddenly to be feeling cold.
He moved over until he was sitting next to her. "It's a big number, isn't it?" he said quietly.
She nodded without a word. He smiled gently, and the corners of his eyes crinkled up.
"I know. That's why I prefer three."
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Vampire Science by Jonathan Blum & Kate Orman
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wedarkacademia · 2 months ago
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― Jeff Zentner, In the Wild Light
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theliteraryluggage · 6 months ago
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Here is what the sea smells like. It is more texture than scent, because the sea is primarily made of two substances that have no smell of their own: water and salt. Salt has no smell, but makes the air sting, and so all of the other smells of the sea are layered upon the pang of salt. Water has no smell but instead a comfort. We feel moisture as life and so the smells of the ocean are layered upon the contentment of the water. Salt is treble and water is bass. I don't know how I know this is true, but I know it is true. The sea smells like old wood and wet leaves. Like cold mud and warm stone. Like every creature who has ever lived in it, a churning graveyard and nursery. Like winds from the inland carrying the hot circulation of life and winds from the ocean carrying the distant froth of waves against ships and islands. Like gray, only more so. Like blue, only less so.
The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives In Your Home, Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor
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orphic-sapphira · 4 months ago
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"I'll follow you and make a Heaven out of Hell,
And I'll die by your hand, which I love so well."
— William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream.
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needtobeehealthy · 2 months ago
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izzythebookniffler · 9 months ago
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