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According to the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, Shakespeare wrote about one tenth of the most quotable quotations ever written or spoken in the English language.

According to the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, Shakespeare wrote about one tenth of the most quotable quotations ever written or spoken in the English language.

— 2 years ago with 9 notes
#shakespeare  #lit  #quotations 
"In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, born on Feb 27 1807

"In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, born on Feb 27 1807

— 2 years ago with 5 notes
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"

The Journey


One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice —
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
“Mend my life!”
each voice cried.
But you didn’t stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do —
determined to save
the only life you could save.

"
 Mary Oliver
— 2 years ago with 4 notes
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"When you don’t know what you believe, everything becomes an argument. Everything is debatable. But when you stand for something, decisions are obvious."
 Jason Fried
— 2 years ago with 144 notes
#quotations  #books 
A Writer’s Room - Vita Sackville-West
I miss you even more than I could have believed; and I was prepared to miss you a good deal. ~Vita Sackville-West

A Writer’s Room - Vita Sackville-West

I miss you even more than I could have believed; and I was prepared to miss you a good deal. ~Vita Sackville-West

— 2 years ago with 302 notes
#Vita Sackville-West  #books  #desk  #literature  #room  #vintage  #writers  #quotations 
The Guerrilla Poet
Scottish artist Robert Montgomery goes about at night illegally plastering over advertisements with posters covered in his poetry.

The Guerrilla Poet

Scottish artist Robert Montgomery goes about at night illegally plastering over advertisements with posters covered in his poetry.

— 2 years ago with 10 notes
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"You must want to enough. Enough to take all the rejections, enough to pay the price of disappointment and discouragement while you are learning. Like any other artist you must learn your craft — then you can add all the genius you like.
~Phyllis A. Whitney"
— 2 years ago with 3 notes
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"But words are things, and a small drop of ink,
Falling like dew upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.
~Lord Byron"
— 2 years ago with 17 notes
#byron  #literature  #quotations  #quotes  #words  #lit quotes 
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. ~Robert A. Heinlein

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. ~Robert A. Heinlein

— 2 years ago with 7 notes
#cats  #drawing  #illustration  #quotes  #quotations  #writers 
"The last motive in the world for acquiring vocabulary should be to impress. Words should be acquired because we urgently need them — to convey, to reach, to express something within us, and to understand others. ~Vanna Bonta"
— 2 years ago with 1 note
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"The books that didn’t fit into the bookshelf lay piled on the floor like a bunch of intellectual refugees. ~
Haruki Murakami"
— 2 years ago with 16 notes
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there is a loneliness in this world so great that you can see it in the slow movement of the hands of a clock. people so tired mutilated either by love or no love. people just are not good to each other one on one. the rich are not good to the rich the poor are not good to the poor. we are afraid. our educational system tells us that we can all be big-ass winners. it hasn’t told us about the gutters or the suicides. or the terror of one person aching in one place alone untouched unspoken to watering a plant.
~Charles Bukowski
Image Sam Cherry

there is a loneliness in this world so great 
that you can see it in the slow movement of 
the hands of a clock. 

people so tired 
mutilated 
either by love or no love. 

people just are not good to each other 
one on one. 

the rich are not good to the rich 
the poor are not good to the poor. 

we are afraid. 

our educational system tells us 
that we can all be 
big-ass winners. 

it hasn’t told us 
about the gutters 
or the suicides. 

or the terror of one person 
aching in one place 
alone 

untouched 
unspoken to 

watering a plant.

~Charles Bukowski

Image Sam Cherry

— 2 years ago with 12 notes
#Poetry  #Quotations  #Bukowski  #Books 
Come to the edge, He said.They said: We are afraid.Come to the edge, He said.They came. He pushed them,And they flew …~Guillaume Apollinaire
Come to the edge, He said.
They said: We are afraid.
Come to the edge, He said.
They came. He pushed them,
And they flew …
~Guillaume Apollinaire
— 2 years ago with 15 notes
#Quotations  #Poetry  #Courage  #Literary