the word hoard

Talking like touching. Writing like punching somebody.
— from journals by Susan Sontag
Von Linden really should know me well enough by now to realize that I am not going to face my execution without a fight. Or anything remotely resembling dignity.
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
It's like being in love, discovering your best friend.
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
"Wild Geese" by Mary Oliver
That’s the secret to performance: conviction. The right note played tentatively still misses its mark, but play boldly and no one will question you. If one believes there is truth in art—and I do—then it’s troubling how similar the skill of performing is to lying. Maybe lying is itself a kind of art. I think about that more than I should.
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Personally, I like a chocolate-colored sky. Dark, dark chocolate. People say it suits me. I do, however, try to enjoy every color I see—the whole spectrum. A billion or so flavors, none of them quite the same, and a sky to slowly suck on. It takes the edge off the stress. It helps me relax.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love,
If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles.
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
As for you and your heart and the things you said and didn't say, she will remember them all when men are fairy tales in books written by rabbits.
The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
When I was alive, I believed—as you do—that time was at least as real and solid as myself, and probably more so. I said 'one o'clock' as though I could see it, and 'Monday' as though I could find it on the map; and I let myself be hurried along from minute to minute, day to day, year to year, as though I were actually moving from one place to another. Like everyone else, I lived in a house bricked up with seconds and minutes, weekends and New Year's Days, and I never went outside until I died, because there was no other door. Now I know that I could have walked through the walls.
The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
Only The Game Fish Swims Upstream &(5)
unbeingdead isn't beingalive
"POEM(or" by e. e. cummings
Real magic can never be made by offering someone else's liver. You must tear out your own, and not expect to get it back.
The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
Hell is the absence of people you long for.
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
It's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
"Very admirable of you. You know, it reminds me of a documentary I saw last month, a little Czech film about an outsider artist who refused to show her work during her lifetime. She lived in Praha, and—"
"Oh," Clark says, "I believe when you’re speaking English, you’re allowed to refer to it as Prague."
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life, and the procedure, the process is its own reward.
— by Amelia Earhart
Here's what's not beautiful about it: from here, you can't see the rust or the cracked paint or whatever, but you can tell what the place really is. You can see how fake it all is. It's not even hard enough to be made out of plastic. It's a paper town. I mean, look at it, Q: look at all those culs-de-sac, those streets that turn in on themselves, all the houses that were built to fall apart. All those paper people living in their paper houses, burning the future to stay warm. All the paper kids drinking beer some bum bought for them at the paper convenience store. Everyone demented with the mania of owning things. All the things paper-thin and paper-frail. And all the people, too. I've lived here for eighteen years and I have never once in my life come across anyone who cares about anything that matters.
Paper Towns by John Green
I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
The tides are in our veins, we still mirror the stars,
life is your child, but there is in me
Older and harder than life and more impartial, the eye
that watched before there was an ocean.
"Continent's End" by Robinson Jeffers
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