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I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (via bookmania)
Blue is the color of longing for the distances you never arrive in… in this world we actually live in, distance ceases to be distance and to be blue when we arrive in it.
Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost (via bookmania)
Reading is the perfect escape from whatever ails you.
Jessica Spotswood, Born Wicked (via bookmania)
I’ve had lots of happy moments. I’ve been lucky. But I always think the happiest moment hasn’t happened yet.
Carol Shields, The Republic of Love (via bookmania)
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from Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

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from Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

Whenever you feel like criticizing any one, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (via bookmania)
We read in bed because reading is halfway between life and dreaming, our own consciousness in someone else’s mind.
Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life (via bookmania)
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Aldous Huxley, Point Counter Point  (via bookmania)
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“I love you, even if there isn’t any me, or any love, or even any life. I love you.” — Zelda Fitzgerald (Photo: Atsushi Korome) 

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“I love you, even if there isn’t any me, or any love, or even any life. I love you.” — Zelda Fitzgerald (Photo: Atsushi Korome

You make me nostalgic for a love that hasn’t even happened yet.
Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You (via bookmania)