Here lies Arthur, the once and future King.– Simon Armitage, from The Death of King Arthur (via the-final-sentence)
To me, he has it all; it’s all in there. The thing is, [Bruce Wayne] is still...– Christian Bale when asked “On Batman’s motivation. Is it still his parent’s death or a greater sense of responsibility to the city of Gotham?” I like that Bale really understands this side to the Wayne psyche, and even acknowledges that the Nolanverse films haven’t brought it up that much so far....
Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the...– Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept (via off-my-rocker)
A great poet, a really great poet, is the most unpoetical of creatures. But...– Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (via neeyee)
She was truly a beautiful girl. I could feel a small polished stone sinking...– Haruki Murakami (via pavorst)
It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when...– Oscar Wilde (via 4mbivalent)
Louise Glück, "First Memory"
sharingpoetry: Long ago, I was wounded. I lived to revenge myself against my father, not for what he was— for what I was: from the beginning of time, in childhood, I thought that pain meant I was not loved. It meant I loved. (source; submitted by shriven)
[Some years ago, a child was asked whether he liked radio or television best.]...– Jack Gilbert, from “A Man in Black and White” (via the-final-sentence)
To Middle Earth and Beyond
SO basically Maggie and I will be taking the rail down to the Forest of Dean sometime next week, after my paper. Yes, Tolkien’s inspiration for Middle Earth, and frequent Doctor Who and Merlin filming location. Yes.
[On the way back to Scoone Avenue, in the dark of night, Vimes walked along the...– Terry Pratchett, from Night Watch (thanks, stardust-rain)
Their hands meet, and light spills in a flood like a hundred golden urns pouring...– Madeline Miller, from The Song of Achilles (thanks, stevedrive)
Every writer is a thief, though some of us are more clever than others at...– Joseph Epstein (via herwrittings)
ahuntersheart: “I desired my dust to be mingled with yours Forever and forever and forever.” -Li Po, “The River-Merchant’s Wife” (Translated by Ezra Pound so freely that some consider it to be written by Pound himself.)
We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.– Max De Pree (via tylerknott)