“Education is what people do to you, learning is what you do to yourself.”

~ MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito at #TED2014 (via researchdevelopblog)

(Source: explore-blog, via adventuresinlearning)

book-pause:

The Little Library - Melbourne Central
This is the cutest tiniest library I’ve ever seen. It’s amazing.

book-pause:

The Little Library - Melbourne Central

This is the cutest tiniest library I’ve ever seen. It’s amazing.

(Source: Flickr / bonitoclub, via thebooker)

“Books may not change our suffering, books may not protect us from evil, books may not tell us what is good or what is beautiful, and they will certainly not shield us from the common fate of the grave. But books grant us myriad possibilities: the possibility of change, the possibility of illumination.”

~ Alberto Manguel (via observando)
“But reading is different, reading is something you do. With TV, and cinema for that matter, everything’s handed to you on a plate, nothing has to be worked at, they just spoon-feed you. The picture, the sound, the scenery, the atmospheric music in case you haven’t understood what the director’s on about… The creaking door that tells you to be stiff. You have to imagine it all when you’re reading…”

~ The Rights of the Reader (via mybookofwords)

(via fuckyeahreading)

“A library is a place where you can lose your innocence without losing your virginity.”

~ Germaine Greer (via bookporn)

(via theliterarysnob)

thenovl:

lemonysnicketlibrary:

"Keep anyone with whom you can read in silence."
—Lemony Snicket

#wisdombomb

thenovl:

lemonysnicketlibrary:

"Keep anyone with whom you can read in silence."

Lemony Snicket

#wisdombomb

(via thebooker)

tastefullyoffensive:

[@_grrm_]

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

~ Mark Twain (via observando)

lunalovegouda:

"So, do you watch Doctor Wh-"

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"Have you heard of that show Sherlock-“

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"Do you know who Benedict Cumberb-"

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(via doctorwho)

“Sometimes in life, we need a few bad days in order to keep the good ones in perspective”

~ Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover (via lyssabaaabee)

(via parchmentjunkie)

anythingbeforebros:

Zadie Smith, British author of White Teeth and On Beauty

I was expected to be some expert on multicultural affairs, as if multiculturalism is a genre of fiction or something, whereas it’s just a fact of life…A white male writer is never asked to be a spokesman for anything; he has complete artistic freedom.” (More here)

(via wordpainting)

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”

~ Friedrich Nietzsche (via observando)
lepreas:

mahramore:

shots fired

rockets launched

lepreas:

mahramore:

shots fired

rockets launched

(via locatingadventurers)

“I crawled back into myself all alone, just delighted to observe that I was even more miserable than before, because I had brought a new kind of distress and something that resembled true feeling into my solitude.”

~ Louis-Ferdinand Céline, from Journey to the End of the Night (Calder Publications, Ltd., 1988)

(Source: hsaptus, via apoetreflects)

“I tried forming a gang once but it turned into a book club.”

~ Ram Danielle (ramsterrrr)

(Source: epicreads, via writetothestars)