Words That Will Come To Life Before Your Eyes

This blog is a collection of my favorite poetry, quotes, and some of my own work. All poems are originally written by me unless clearly stated differently.

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“TIME IS MOVING exactly at the pace a girl can read by candlelight. And when she mouths the words, running her finger under the words as she speaks them, tadpoles burst into frogs, a liver regenerates, flesh rises off the body as a fleck of dust. She never stops, except when her eyes get tired, and that’s when we notice the silence.”

—   David Keplinger, The Prayers of Others

“I know the bottom, she says. I know it with my great tap root:
It is what you fear.
I do not fear it: I have been there.”

—   Sylvia Plath, The Collected Poems: "Elm", April 19,1962 (via quotes-shape-us)

“Commit to loving yourself completely. It’s the most radical thing you will do in your lifetime.”

—   Andrea Gibson, in this interview with Hooligan Magazine (via me-sexual)

(Source: maryyannneeee, via sad-lolita)

“'The only people who see the whole picture,' he murmured, 'are the ones who step out of the frame.'”

—   Salman Rushdie (via likeafieldmouse)

“'If you take a book with you on a journey,' Mo had said when he put the first one in her box, 'an odd thing happens: The book begins collecting your memories. And forever after you have only to open that book to be back where you first read it. It will all come into your mind with the very first words: the sights you saw in that place, what it smelled like, the ice cream you ate while you were reading it… yes, books are like flypaper—memories cling to the printed page better than anything else.'”

—   Cornelia Funke, Inkheart (via spinals)

(Source: observando, via hermionejg)


— Franz Kafka


— Franz Kafka

(via hermionejg)

“I loved you, so I drew these tides of men into my hands and wrote my will across the sky in stars.”

—   T. E. Lawerence (via expiredfeelings)

“People do not seem to realise that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.”

—   Ralph Waldo Emerson (via oxycyrus)

(Source: referenceforwriters, via hempslave)

“Everyone who terrifies you is sixty-five percent water.
And everyone you love is made of stardust, and I know sometimes you cannot even breathe deeply, and the night sky is no home,
and you have cried yourself to sleep enough times that you are down to your last two percent, but
nothing is infinite,
not even loss.
You are made of the sea and the stars, and one day
you are going to find yourself again.”

—   Finn Butler (via lawsten)

(Source: excessivebookshelf, via afterdinneromelettes)