“Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.” —C.S. Lewis (via mandabythesea)
“Joy and sorrow in this world pass into each other, mingling their forms and their murmurs in the twilight of life as mysterious as an overshadowed ocean, while the dazzling brightness of supreme hopes lies far off, fascinating and still, on the distant edge of the horizon.” —Joseph Conrad, from “A Familiar Preface” to A Personal Record (via liquidnight)
It brings me great hope that when people are being oppressed, there are those who, while on the other side of the planet, stand beside them. Regardless of Race, Religion, Gender or any other factors, people come together when they see others who are struggling. We will make a difference.
“I like to see people reunited, maybe that’s a silly thing, but what can I say, I like to see people run into each other, I like the kissing and the crying, I like the impatience, the stories that the mouth can’t tell fast enough, the ears that aren’t big enough, the eyes that can’t take in all of the change, I like the hugging, the bringing together, the end of missing someone.” —Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close (via casimms)
“Everyone has the right to believe and accept what he or she wants, but reality doesn’t discriminate. Reality is not different for different people. Not once has reality excused anyone for good intentions ignorance or stubbornness. Reality shows no mercy, accepts no excuses, and issues no pardons.” — Gary Ryan Blair (via kari-shma)
“I started to read as a writer, and the reading fed my writing as the writing fueled my reading.” —Paula Munier (Falling in Love Again)