mercoledì 12 luglio 2017

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"Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel - anything you read - all..."

“Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel - anything you read - all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.”

- Angela Carter
(via bookmania)


"A story … has a sturdy sense of itself of being built out of its own necessity, not just to shelter..."

“A story … has a sturdy sense of itself of being built out of its own necessity, not just to shelter or beguile you.”

- Nobel-winning writer Alice Munro, who turns 86 today, on the secret to a great story. (via explore-blog)

"That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet."

“That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.”

- Jhumpa Lahiri, born July 11, 1967
(via universitybookstore)


"Some of the brightest, wittiest, and most talented people throughout all of history suffered from..."

“Some of the brightest, wittiest, and most talented people throughout all of history suffered from some sort of mental illness.”

- (via deadsensescompany)

"È bene quando una persona contraddice le nostre aspettative, quando è diversa dall'immagine che ce..."

“È bene quando una persona contraddice le nostre aspettative, quando è diversa dall'immagine che ce ne siamo fatta. Appartenere a un tipo significa la fine dell'uomo, la sua condanna. Se non si sa, invece, come catalogarlo, se sfugge a una definizione, è già in gran parte un uomo vivo, libero da se stesso, con un granello in sé di assoluto.”

- Boris Pasternak (via prudencioaguilar)