November 9, 2011
That if you be honest and fair, your honesty should admit no discourse to your beauty.
William Shakespeare, Hamlet
#hamlet #shakespeare #literature
January 22, 2012
“No wonder nobody buys your books.”
Just a little literature humor.. Haha
#literature #english #books #brontes
March 19, 2012
The fascination of the abomination—you know, imagine the growing regrets, the longing to escape, the powerless disgust, the surrender, the hate.
Joseph Conrad. Though I feel like Jay-Z could do something good with this too..
#literature #heart of darkness #joseph conrad
April 25, 2012
April is the cruellest month, breeding
T.S. Eliot, The Wasteland
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.
#literature #ts eliot
June 3, 2012
The Blunder is to estimate —
Emily Dickinson. I’m analyzing her poetry for English homework and she’s difficult, but it’s a great feeling when you finally understand what she’s trying to say. Like this quote right here. I’d been reading it out loud for fifteen minutes until I finally got it: eternity isn’t an interval of time; it’s timeless and can be experienced in the now. I like Dickinson. I used to have this children’s book about her life and now that I think about it it must have been a pretty sad book.
Eternity is Then.
#emily dickinson #poetry #eternity #quotes #literature
June 26, 2012
July 30, 2012
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
#friendship #oscar wilde #the picture of dorian gray #literature #quotes
October 14, 2012
The best metaphor for America remains the dreadful metaphor - the Melting Pot. Fall into the Melting Pot, ease into the Melting Pot, or jump into the Melting Pot - it makes no difference - you will find yourself a stranger to your parents, a stranger to your own memory of yourself.
Richard Rodriguez. This quote is so true. Shit.
#richard rodriguez #literature #immigrant #america
December 24, 2012
And to be merry best becomes you; for, out of question, you were born in
Shakespeare. Merry Christmas, followers!
a merry hour.
#shakespeare #merry #quote #literature
February 3, 2013
She behaves as if she were beautiful. Most American women do. It is the secret of their charm.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray. This book is funnier the second time around.
#oscar wilde #literature #the picture of dorian gray