I was filled with sadness for a man who had been dead 142 years, but for the...– Our Reading Lives: Death, Here is Thy Sting (via bookriot)
dictionaryofobscuresorrows: n. a state of exhaustion with how shitty people can be to each other, typically causing a countervailing sense of affection for things that are sincere but not judgmental, are unabashedly joyful, or just are.
I cut you out because I couldn’t stand being a passing fancy. Before I give my...– The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath (July-Sept 1950) (via hermionejg)
I do things like get in a taxi and say, “The library, and step on it.– David Foster Wallace; Infinite Jest (via paperlover)
rhubarbic: Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) peering through the doors of the Rovers Return pub in Coronation Street, taken in June 1964.
That moment when you finish a book, look around, and realize that everyone is just carrying on with their lives as though you didn’t just experience emotional trauma at the hands of a paperback.
Friend: But don't you already have that book?
Me: But not with this cover...
Me: ...or this edition....
Me: ...or these annotations...or...
Me: What was your question again?
The entire economy relies on the suspension of disbelief. So does a fairy story,...– Charlie Brooker on the economy (via guardian)