Results aside, the ability to have complete faith in another human being is one...– Haruki Murakami - The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (via murakamistuff)
Never hurry and never worry.– E.B. White Charlotte’s Web (via blissfulmusings)
Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
My copy of Madame Bovary is pocket-size with a bright red cloth cover, golden pages, a red ribbon, and gold lettering on the spine. Added bonus: a small sailboat etched into the front cover! It’s worn and faded and dusty and some of the letters have been rubbed away. It’s beautiful. When I re-found it this month I hadn’t read it since high school, and I hadn’t read a...
Whenever I worry about breaking up with my boyfriend I have three immediate, panicky thoughts: 1) But I love him so much! 2) But I don’t want to die alone! 3) BUT OUR BOOKS ARE ALL MIXED UP TOGETHER IN A STORAGE UNIT IN ARIZONA! HOW WILL I GET MY BOOKS BACK!
We’re flawed because we want so much more. We’re ruined because we get these...– Don Draper, Mad Men (via notacliche)
I’ve reached the age where bruises are formed from failures within rather than...– Nicole Krauss, Great House (via colourmegreenwich)
I never could figure out why men thought they could impress a woman by making...– Barbara Kingsolver, The Bean Trees
And so what I promised myself is that I would drive west until my car stopped...– The Bean Trees, Barbara Kingsolver
Thus a kind of bond was established between them, a constant commerce of books...– Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
And indeed, what is better than to sit by one’s fireside in the evening...– Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
Her inmost heart, however, was waiting for something to happen. Like shipwrecked...– Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
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Re: Running the Rift (and Indiespensable...
lobsterhug said: I’m starting this tomorrow. I haven’t read The Marriage Plot yet. I haven’t really been feeling any of their choices since The Night Circus. Yeah, I still love getting a big box of books and edibles/stationary/accessories, but I’ve been a little disappointed in the Indiespensable picks lately. In fact, off the top of my head, my top three of the recent shipments have...
At the end of some indefinite distance there was always a confused spot, into...– Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
Action for its own sake keeps people moving, makes them superficially...– Trauma Stewardship, Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky
My wild Friday night
Cranberry apple pie and white wine and Madame Bovary. Goodnight.
The new delight of independence soon made his loneliness bearable.– Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary
Slip quiety under the covers; hold his sleeping hand. There is never anything...– Self-Help by Lorrie Moore (via travels-with-charley)
I have not read a book all week. This makes me crabby. Planning to remedy this today…