The sea always filled her with longing, though for what she was never sure.
- Cornelia Funke, Inkheart (via viage)
I don’t know half of these bit the half I do know are spot on
These are perfect….
Don’t let yourself feel worthless: often through life you will really be at your worst when you seem to think best of yourself; and don’t worry about losing your personality, as you persist in calling it: at fifteen you had the radiance of early morning, at twenty you will begin to have the melancholy brilliance of the moon, and when you are my age you will give out, as I do, the genial golden warmth of 4 p.m.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise (via wordsnquotes)
We have to be more interested in making things better than just being right, or interesting, or funny.
If you spend enough time reading or writing, you find a voice, but you also find certain tastes. You find certain writers who when they write, it makes your own brain voice like a tuning fork, and you just resonate with them. And when that happens, reading those writers … becomes a source of unbelievable joy. It’s like eating candy for the soul.
And I sometimes have a hard time understanding how people who don’t have that in their lives make it through the day.
David Foster Wallace
Only one step, and my deep misery would be beatitude.
—RAINER MARIA RILKE,
The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge