From The Fellowship of the Ring. The full poem reads:
All that is gold does not glitter,Not all those who wander are lost;The old that is strong does not wither,Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken,A light from the shadows shall spring;Renewed shall be blade that was broken,The crownless again shall be king.
Quote from The Handmaids Tale
It keeps me going through the day! Photo is from the day I got it done at Dark Arts in Warrington, England
The longing for Paradise is man’s longing not to be a man.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera (via analemma)
The Boxcar Children tattoo.
"Quite correct, The Terrible Trivium. Demon of paddy tasks and worthless jobs. Monster of habits. Ogre of wasted efforts. And Friend to lazy and foolish people every where." - The Phantom Tollbooth
Even in religious fervor there is a touch of animal heat.
One of my favorite series by one of my favorite authors. the main character is an interpreter as am I. And I’ve always felt a little out of place, a bit foreign ; -)
"I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”
― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
I only wanted absolute quiet to think out why I had developed a sad attitude toward sadness, a melancholy attitude toward melancholy and a tragic attitude toward tragedy—why I had become identified with the objects of my horror or compassion.
On Booze (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
To the left is my very first tattoo of my very favorite literary character, Winnie-ther-Pooh. To the right is my third tattoo and one of my favorites. It is Latin for “I will not serve” and is my condensed version of the James Joyce quote “I will not serve that in which I no longer believe.” from A Portrait of The Artist as a Young Man.
Kafka is one of the authors I find most influential on my writing, so as soon as I could afford it, I got his portrait tattooed on my left arm.
I spent the majority of the years after high school being too afraid to go after my dreams. I didn’t finish anything I started because I was afraid too fail. I finally finished my goal of joining the military. I now serve in the United States Army. This quote from my favorite book Tuck Everlasting is my way to commemorate my accomplishment.