"I want to laugh so that later I can get angry like I need to get. I want to make and think something funny and tender and kind so that I recognize the opposite when it comes for me, so that I can say ‘No’ to a corporation, so that I cannot buy what someone means to sell me. Poetry is so high stakes. Humor is wholly tied up in those stakes for me."

— Wendy Xu, interviewed by Ben Seanor for Front Porch Journal (via bostonpoetryslam)

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"Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different."

— C.S. Lewis  (via fukwhore)

(Source: onlinecounsellingcollege, via brouhahamagazine)

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"The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books."

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Morituri Salutamus (via randomhouse)

(via thearspoetica)

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nevver:

Ella Frances Sanders
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"Give up the notion that you must be sure of what you are doing. Instead, surrender to what is real within you, for that alone is sure."

— Baruch Spinoza (via likeafieldmouse)

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"Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new."

Ursula K. Le Guin (via kushandwizdom)

(via prairielights)

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"Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings"

William Wordswoth, 1770-1850

Jon Stallworthy argues that no area of human experience has generated a wider range of powerful feelings than war.

(via oupacademic)

(via prairielights)

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"I’m always finding humans at their best and worst. I see their ugly and their beauty and I wonder how the same can be both."

— Markus Zusak, The Book Thief (via bookmania)

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aseaofquotes:

A.A. Milne, Pooh’s Little Instruction Book

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A.A. Milne, Pooh’s Little Instruction Book

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"I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."

— L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables  (via 13thmoon)

(Source: vintageborn, via algonquinbooks)

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