You either like me or you don’t. It took me Twenty-something years to learn how...– Daniel Franzese (via themilkywhiteway)
The night has a thousand eyes and the day but one; yet the light of the bright...– Lemony Snicket
I think that if I ever have kids, and they are upset, I won’t tell them...– Stephen Chbosky, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster...– Isaac Asimov
When I looked at you, my life made sense. Even the bad things made sense. They...– Jonathan Safran Foer - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (via the-lost-art-of)
"Icarus" by Edward Field
Only the feathers floating around the hat Showed that anything more spectacular had occurred Than the usual drowning. The police preferred to ignore The confusing aspects of the case, And the witnesses ran off to a gang war. So the report filed and forgotten in the archives read simply “Drowned,” but it was wrong: Icarus Had swum away, coming at last to the city Where he rented a...
Don’t ever think I fell for you, or fell over you. I didn’t fall in...– Jazz by Toni Morrison
It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it,...– The Great Gatsby (via miniscule-tiny)
The times were against Assia, as against Sylvia. … In those pre-Feminist days,...– Novelist Fay Weldon, referring to the tragic suicides of Ted Hughes’ wife Sylvia Plath and his mistress Assia Wevill. (via libraryland)
The desert weed lives on, but the flower of spring blooms and wilts. Such grace,...– Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner (via lunaoki)
personal poetry and stuff... yeah...
So, in English right now we have to write our own poetry after reading tons and tons of amazing poetry by amazing and spectacular poets… which can kind of make your’s feel poopy… But, I liked this one that I just wrote, so I thought I would throw it out to all you LitSluts. “Neverland” By Allison Jones Can’t we all just live in Neverland? Where Time stops and boys...
If the moon smiled, she would resemble you. You leave the same impression, of...– Ariel - Sylvia Plath (via laceandlovestories)
Because you simply cannot draw things out forever. At some point, you just pull...– John Green, Looking For Alaska
People, I thought, wanted security. They couldn’t bear the idea of death being a...– John Green, Looking for Alaska
You are right about Gatsby being blurred and patchy. I never at any one time saw...– F Scott Fitzgerald, in response to criticism about The Great Gatsby. [x] (via aeedee)
Can you understand? Someone, somewhere, can you understand me a little, love me...– Sylvia Plath, The Journals of Sylvia Plath (via ccatharsiss)
you can ask us questions.
we don’t bite. sometimes. ~~Allison
There is a loneliness that can be rocked. Arms crossed, knees drawn up, holding,...– Beloved by Toni Morrison
Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined.– Beloved by Toni Morrison
Sweet, crazy conversations full of half sentences, daydreams and...– Beloved by Toni Morrison
I can’t trust the people I care about not to hurt me. And I’m not...– Holly Black, White Cat
We are, largely, who we remember ourselves to be. That’s why habits are so...– Holly Black, White Cat
Once someone’s hurt you, it’s harder to relax around them, harder to...– Holly Black, White Cat
Is there no way out of the mind?– Sylvia Plath
If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination...– Life of Pi by Yann Martel