“This is how you cup a poem: you think it’s strong enough to live, but then it dies as you hold it, and you take it wherever you go.” (Pilar)
~   Anne Frank (via celticmoonbeams)

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when did we replace the word “said” with “was like”

When it occured to us that “said” implies a direct quote, while “was like” clarifies that you mean to communicate the person’s tone and general point without quoting them word for word.


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“I fold them flat in a box, wondering if wishes can be halved, if I can wish you half back, half here, which is what you were in the first place.” (Gone Postal)


I finally received Clementine von Radics book of poems recently and I could read it over and over

My book, Home, is for sale here through Where Are You Press!
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by Jim Tsinganos
11th Apr 201415:151,137 notes

This is my skin,
and inside of this
flesh there is a world
that only she
can understand
and live among.


Truman Capote, Summer Crossing
10th Apr 201415:201,423 notes

Last Words
Ted Bundy - “I’d like you to give my love to my family and friends.”
Aileen Wuornos - “I’d just like to say I’m sailing with the rock, and I’ll be back like Independence Day, with Jesus June 6. Like the movie, big mother ship and all, I’ll be back.”
John Wayne Gacy -“Kiss my ass.”
Carl Panzram - “Hurry up, you Hoosier bastard, I could kill ten men while you’re fooling around!”
Jeffrey Dahmer - “I don’t care if I live or die. Go ahead and kill me.”
Peter Kurten - “Tell me, after my head has been chopped off, will I still be able to hear, at least for a moment, the sound of my own blood gushing from the stump of my neck? That would be a pleasure to end all pleasures.” 
James French - “Hey fellas! How about this for a headline for tomorrow’s paper? ‘French fries’!”
 Sean Flannagan - “I love you.” (spoken to the executioner)
Robert Drew - “Remember, the death penalty is murder.”
Tom Ketchum -  “I’ll be in hell before you start breakfast, boys. Let her rip!”
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~   From my short story, "Forgetting Anne Elliot" (via bookgeekconfessions)








Alex Turner’s love letter to Alexa Chung: "My mouth hasn’t shut up about you since you kissed it. The idea that you may kiss it again is stuck in my brain, which hasn’t stopped thinking about you since well before any kiss."
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~   "What we had," - Colleen Brown (via mostlyfiction)

The Governess in Literature
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! - I have as much soul as you, - and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you!
The Turn of the Screw, Henry James
I take up my own pen again - the pen of all my old unforgettable efforts and sacred struggles. To myself - today - I need say no more. Large and full and high the future still opens. It is now indeed that I may do the work of my life. And I will.
Agnes Grey, Anne Brontë 
‘And why should he interest himself at all in my moral and intellectual capacities: what is it to him what I think and feel?’ I asked myself. And my heart throbbed in answer to the question.
Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray
A woman may possess the wisdom and chastity of Minerva, and we give no heed to her, if she has a plain face. What folly will not a pair of bright eyes make pardonable? What dullness may not red lips are sweet accents render pleasant?
Uncle Silas, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
You will do well to take advantage of Madame’s short residence to get up your French a little… You will be glad of this, my dear, when you have reached France, where you will find they speak nothing else.
Lady Audley’s Secret, Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Surely a pretty woman never looks prettier than when making tea.
The Crimson Petal and the White, Michael Faber
Why are there such long words in the world, Miss?’ enquires Sophie, when the mineralogy lesson is over. ‘One long difficult word is the same as a whole sentence full of short easy ones, Sophie,’ says Sugar. ‘It saves time and paper.’
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Opaque  by  andbamnan