"The (500) Days of Summer attitude of “He wants you so bad” seems attractive to some women and men, especially younger ones, but I would encourage anyone who has a crush on my character to watch it again and examine how selfish he is. He develops a mildly delusional obsession over a girl onto whom he projects all these fantasies. He thinks she’ll give his life meaning because he doesn’t care about much else going on in his life. A lot of boys and girls think their lives will have meaning if they find a partner who wants nothing else in life but them. That’s not healthy. That’s falling in love with the idea of a person, not the actual person."
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (x)
"I’ve definitely said that you can do a lot of interesting things by breaking them, and also by not knowing them. But overall, I tend to believe something that my old elocution teacher, Miss Webster, used to say, whenever I’d done what I considered a particularly interesting reading of something, which was, ‘Neil dear, please remember that before you can be properly eccentric, you must know where the circle is.’"
Neil Gaiman (via amandaonwriting)
"Learn to write by doing it. Read widely and wisely. Increase your word power. Find your own individual voice through practicing constantly. Go through the world with your eyes and ears open and learn to express that experience in words."
P.D. James (via amandaonwriting)
You know that moment when you’re reading a book and you just have to stop and bite your lip and squeal or sigh or close your eyes and wrinkle your nose and forehead and press the book against your heart and just like sit there and try to soak up the gorgeous literature via osmosis?
That’s my favorite part of reading.
Sometimes life doesn’t let me to live my happily life, then I think about books and I’m better. Stories save me from a cage of full of pain.
"Warmth, perfume, rugs, soft lights, books. They do not appease me. I am aware of time passing, of all the world contains that I have not seen, of all the interesting people I have not met."
Anaïs Nin, A Cafe in Space: The Anais Nin Literary Journal, Volume 3 (via seabois)
"On Sundays Kafka goes for walks by himself, without any objective, without thinking. He says, ‘Every day I wish myself off the earth. There is nothing wrong with me except myself.’"
from a note by Max Brod, early 1911 (via seabois)
"Be humble for you are made of earth.
Be noble for you are made of stars."
Serbian Proverb (via seabois)