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"These two feelings, this knowledge of a world so awful, this sense of a life so extraordinary — how am I to resolve them?"

- Richard Flanagan, Gould’s Book of Fish: A Novel in Twelve Fish (with thanks to whiskey river)
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"Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won’t have as much censorship because we won’t have as much fear."

- Judy Blume (via thelifeguardlibrarian)

(via kadrey)

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"May I write words more naked than flesh,
stronger than bone, more resilient than
sinew, sensitive than nerve."

- Sappho (via litverve)
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odditiesoflife:


Vintage Writing Implements Across Continents

  1. Fine Silver Inkstand, 1802 (British)
  2. Multicolored Glass Pen with Blue Ink (United States)
  3. Ornately Carved Wooden Ink Stone and Brush (Japan)
  4. Glazed Earthenware, Gilt Bronze Inkwell, 1900 (French)
Source: gettyimages.com