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Illustrations from the original manuscript of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince. (via)


All great and precious things are lonely.
John Steinbeck, East of Eden (via bookmania)

Stories you read when you’re the right age never quite leave you. You may forget who wrote them or what the story was called. Sometimes you’ll forget precisely what happened, but if a story touches you it will stay with you, haunting the places in your mind that you rarely ever visit.

—Neil Gaiman, M Is for Magic


Your handwriting. The way you walk. Which china pattern you choose. It’s all giving you away. Everything you do shows your hand. Everything is a self portrait. Everything is a diary.

—Chuck Palahniuk, Diary


Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.

—James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time


It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you cannot help it.

—Oscar Wilde


Sometimes you don’t even know what you really want until you get what you thought you wanted.

—Debbie Viguié, The Summer of Cotton Candy


Being a female is a matter of birth, being a woman is a matter of age, but being a lady is a matter of choice.

—Unknown


Never love anybody who treats you like you’re ordinary.

—Oscar Wilde


Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more real than the person standing beside us?

—Cornelia Funke