wanderlust

“Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author’s words reverberating in your head.”

- Paul Auster, The Brooklyn Follies (via girlinlondon)

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Iceland, just the hint of the aurora looking out to the mountains beyond Thingvellir. A perfect night.

“How many cities have revealed themselves to me in the marches I undertook in the pursuit of books!”

- Walter Benjamin (via girlinlondon)

“One hears it a lot on airplanes: “Make sure you have your own mask on, before helping others with theirs.””

- Daniel Handler [Lemony Snicket], upon being asked "What’s your very best life advice?" (via splitterherzen)

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“Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, “She doesn’t have what it takes.” They will say, “Women don’t have what it takes.”

- Clare Boothe Luce (via girlinlondon)

“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.”

- Roald Dahl, Matilda (via girlinlondon)

(Source: observando)