"I Aear Cân Ven Na Mar” or “The Sea Calls Us Home” spoken by Elrond in The Return of the King
|—||Toni Morrison (via thiscommonplacebook)|
From Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves, the quote is originally cited in its French form from Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal as “Je ne vois qu’infini par toutes les fenetres.” The editors translate in the footnotes, “Through all windows, I see only infinity.”
From “Love’s Labour’s Lost” by Shakespeare, a quote from the character of Don Armado: “Devise, wit; write, pen; for I am for whole volumes in folio.” Because I’m both a reader and a writer.
Tattoo done by Simone at Progression Tattoo, in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. http://progressiontattoo.blogspot.com.au/
|—||Lionel Shriver, We Need to Talk About Kevin (via quasiwallflower)|
Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neales Hurston. I read it every summer, and sometimes again in the winter. :)
One hour to madness and joy! O furious! O confine me not!
(What is this that frees me so in storms?
What do my shouts amid lightnings and raging winds mean?)
-Walt Whitman, Children of Adam—One Hour to Madness and Joy
Irish Buddha Tattoo (Seaford, DE)
My first tattoo. I wanted it for 4 years before I did it. It was never a matter of if but when. I grew up with Harry; only natural it be a part of me.
I was named after the children’s book Madeline and have been playing hockey my whole life. It was only fitting to get this tattoo on my foot.
“Soon he’ll come in again and kiss me, but differently. He’ll be different and so I’ll be different. It’ll be different. I thought, ‘It’ll be different, different. It must be different.”
"Erleichda," from Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins is a fictional word that essentially means "lighten up" (the meaning is a bit richer in context).
"Next you’ll be finding pleasure in a toothache!’ you’ll cry with a laugh"
From chaper 4 of Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground.
This is my “So it goes” tattoo, located right below my left elbow crease. The quote is from Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children’s Crusade by Kurt Vonnegut, my favorite book of all time.
The other is my oxford semicolon tattoo behind my right ear. I got both done on the same day and so far they are my favorite because they’re book related.