My World My Rules: The Life and World of Crystal
enginesinrepair:

      R I S E

Fifteen-year-old Finn Gallagher isn’t exactly normal. He’s pretty sure normal people can’t manipulate the very air they breath and he’s pretty sure normal people don’t have a telepath for a best friend and he’s definitely sure normal people don’t have weird government agents hunting them down like animals. But hey, normal’s overrated right?

enginesinrepair:

      R I S E

Fifteen-year-old Finn Gallagher isn’t exactly normal. He’s pretty sure normal people can’t manipulate the very air they breath and he’s pretty sure normal people don’t have a telepath for a best friend and he’s definitely sure normal people don’t have weird government agents hunting them down like animals. But hey, normal’s overrated right?

I’m good at leaving. The trick is to close yourself off. Don’t hear, don’t see. Don’t look back.
Margaret Atwood, Cat’s Eye (via wetriedandwedied)
That sometime human beings have to just sit in once place and, like, hurt. That you will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do. That there is a such a thing as raw, unalloyed, agendaless kindness … That there might not be angels, but there are people who might as well be. That God - unless you’re Charlton Heston, or unhinged, or both - speaks and acts entirely through the vehicle of human beings, if there is a God. That God might regard the issue of whether you believe there’s a God or not as fairly low on his/her/its list of things s/he/it’s interested in re you.
David Foster Wallace; Infinite Jest (via wordpainting)
bookriot:

Even when authors are taking us to the most fantastical places populated with the most fantastical characters, there’s still the chance that they’re spinning their tales based on people they’ve known, places they’ve been, and experiences they’ve had. And sometimes, those Pulled From Real Life elements aren’t a secret. Sometimes, those novels are thinly veiled autobiographies, with altered names and hair colors to protect (or not, depending on the author’s mood) the innocent. These are the novels where you won’t find a forward that includes the words “Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is coincidental”.
— from 20 Excellent Autobiographical Novels.

bookriot:

Even when authors are taking us to the most fantastical places populated with the most fantastical characters, there’s still the chance that they’re spinning their tales based on people they’ve known, places they’ve been, and experiences they’ve had. And sometimes, those Pulled From Real Life elements aren’t a secret. Sometimes, those novels are thinly veiled autobiographies, with altered names and hair colors to protect (or not, depending on the author’s mood) the innocent. These are the novels where you won’t find a forward that includes the words “Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is coincidental”.

— from 20 Excellent Autobiographical Novels.

introspectivepoet:

I found you living
In a Hemingway novel
A home in the space between his words
Existing in the lines of his pages
A faint trace of nature
Lingering scent of warm whiskey
A man of earth
Dwelling on Paris avenues
The man you hoped you were
I found your soul
Tucked away
Melancholic and…

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booksactually:

"When you see an object, it seems that you see it as an entire thing first, and only afterwards do its details follow on. But for people with autism, the details jump straight out at us first of all, and then only gradually, detail by detail, does the whole image float up into focus."—from The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida

booksactually:

"When you see an object, it seems that you see it as an entire thing first, and only afterwards do its details follow on. But for people with autism, the details jump straight out at us first of all, and then only gradually, detail by detail, does the whole image float up into focus."

—from The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida

There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
(via bewilderedapprehension)
Your life will change the moment you turn the page and keep reading.
(via likearegularbookworm)

all she lacks is a mother’s firm hand, but still, for my money, she’s what you call a bramble rose.