'The truth.' Dumbledore sighed. 'It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.'
— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
— Friedrich Nietzsche
All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.
— Ernest Hemingway
In this world, there is a kind of painful progress. Longing for what we’ve left behind, and dreaming ahead.
— Tony Kushner, Angels in America
If To Kill a Mockingbird had been released even ten years later, it probably would have been sold as a kids’ book; if it were released now, there’s a chance it would even be marketed as middle grade, actually, considering the narrator is looking back on her life as a ten-year-old (although the novel’s subject matter is, at times, more mature than that classification tends to dictate). It wouldn’t have reached the audience that it has since its publication — which is just about every kind of person, I suppose. If you were making a list of ten American books that everyone should read, Mockingbird would be on it, easily.

"I hate solitude, but I’m afraid of intimacy. The substance of my life is a private conversation with myself which to turn into a dialogue would be equivalent to self-destruction. The company which I need is the company which a pub or a cafe will provide. I have never wanted a communion of souls. It’s already hard enough to tell the truth to oneself."
Iris Murdoch

"I hate solitude, but I’m afraid of intimacy. The substance of my life is a private conversation with myself which to turn into a dialogue would be equivalent to self-destruction. The company which I need is the company which a pub or a cafe will provide. I have never wanted a communion of souls. It’s already hard enough to tell the truth to oneself."

Iris Murdoch

Library Love…
Vennesla Library and Culture House, Vest-Agder – Norway (via BuzzFeed)

Library Love…

Vennesla Library and Culture House, Vest-Agder – Norway (via BuzzFeed)

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