FUCK YEAH LITERATURE

Basically, literature is the best fucking thing that ever happened to anything, and if you don't like books, then what the actual fuck are you doing on this blog? (seriously. I don't get it.)

“Love Jo all your days, if you choose, but don’t let it spoil you, for it’s wicked to throw away so many good gifts because you can’t have the one you want.”

—   Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

“Believe it or not—it takes a lot of love to hate you like this.”

—   Marcus Zusak, I am the Messenger

“Remember this: Nothing is written in the stars. Not these stars, nor any others. No one controls your destiny.”

—   Gregory Maguire, Wicked

“If all the world hated you and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved of you and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.”

—   Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

“People who claim that they’re evil are usually no worse than the rest of us… It’s people who claim that they’re good, or any way better than the rest of us, that you have to be wary of.”

—   Gregory Maguire, Wicked
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Shel Silverstein

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Shel Silverstein

“You can kill a man with those words.
No gun.
No bullets.
Just words and a girl.”

—   Marcus Zusak, I am the Messenger

“Her face was sad and lovely with bright things in it, bright eyes and a bright passionate mouth, but there was an excitement in her voice that men who had cared for her found difficult to forget: a singing compulsion, a whispered “Listen,” a promise that she had done gay, exciting things just a while since and that there were gay, exciting things hovering in the next hour.”

—   F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

“Life sometimes gets so bogged down in the details, you forget you are living it. There is always another appointment to be met, another bill to pay, another symptom presenting, another uneventful day to be notched onto the wooden wall. We have synchronized our watches, studied our calendars, existed in minutes, and completely forgotten to step back and see what we’ve accomplished.”

—   Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper