I had a dove and the sweet dove died; / And I have thought it died of grieving: / O, what could it grieve for? Its feet were tied, / With a silken thread of my own hand's weaving; / Sweet little red feet! why should you die-- / Why should you leave me, sweet bird! why? / You liv'd alone in the forest-tree, / Why, pretty thing! would you not live with me? / I kiss'd you oft and gave you white peas; / Why not live sweetly, as in the green trees?
24
Feb
10:52pm

moonshoes-potter:

Fictitious Dishes, Famous Meals From Literature by Dinah Fried

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04
Nov
12:25pm

yerawizardharry:

Nüshu (literally “women’s writing” in Chinese) is a syllabic script created and used exclusively by women in the Jiangyong County in Hunan province of southern China. Up until the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) women were forbidden access to formal education, and so Nüshu was developed in secrecy as a means to communicate. Since its discovery in 1982, Nüshu remains to be the only gender-specific writing system in the world.

Read more here.

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28
Oct
9:38pm
How do you get so empty? Who takes it out of you?
~ Ray Bradbury  (via twistic)
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19
Sep
10:49am
But he that dares not grasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose.
~ Anne Bronte  (via mycolorbook)
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20
Aug
9:44pm

"The Sea Hold," Carl Sandburg

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02
Aug
11:20pm

thatwetshirt:

He began to feel the danger of paying Elizabeth too much attention.

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8 months ago 1,401 notes source   # pride and prejudice    # elizabeth bennet    # mr. darcy    # love    # literature    # film  
29
Jul
10:03pm
There is something in us, as storytellers and as listeners to stories, that demands the redemptive act, that demands that what falls at least be offered the chance to be restored. The reader of today looks for this motion, and rightly so, but what he has forgotten is the cost of it. His sense of evil is diluted or lacking altogether, and so he has forgotten the price of restoration. When he reads a novel, he wants either his sense tormented or his spirits raised. He wants to be transported, instantly, either to mock damnation or a mock innocence.
~ Flannery O’Connor; Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose (via wordpainting)
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21
Jul
4:40pm

"There’s a book of revelations in everyone’s life."

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18
Jul
11:36pm

aseaofquotes:

Ray Bradbury, “The Fog Horn”

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14
Jul
2:20pm
Nature can put up quite a thrilling show. The stage is vast, the lighting is dramatic, the extras are innumerable, and the budget for special effects is absolutely unlimited.
~ Life of Pi Yann Martel  (via call-me-mister-fahrenheit)
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