|—||Dave Eggers (via the-hexorcist)|
An amazing line by F. Scott Fitzgerald that completely captures my love and need for amazing stories.
Lie to me by the moonlight. Do a fabulous story.
this is my 5th literary tattoo, of 9. its from john steakley’s ARMOR. felix is me. afraid. but when he needs to do the job his engine takes over.
|—||Charles Bukowski (via molly-andtheinfinitesadness)|
Both taken from Robert Jordan’s series ’ The Wheel of Time’ top one is a quote from the old tongue in the books meaning time to toss the dice, the bottom is the wheel and snake logo from the series. This series has been with me for 25 years and finally ends in January with the final book (no 14)
« ma già volgeva il mio disìo e il velle,
sì come rota ch’igualmente è mossa,
l’Amor che move il sole e l’altre stelle. »
My tattoo is from William Shakespeare’s play ‘As you like it’, spoken by Jaques in Act II Scene VII. “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”
“This has always been my favourite quote, I have a fairly mundane job but aspire to do so much more with my life, and this quote reminds me that my life is my stage and that as the lead actor, director and producer of my life, I can dream and produce whatever I want and nothing and no one can stop me from achieving my dreams. I toyed with the idea of just having the quote, but i decided that in keeping with the theme, a feather quill with an ink blot would complete the tattoo and make it that much more interesting!”
Font - “One Starry Night” by Brittney Murphy. http://www.fontspace.com/popular/fonts?p=4
Tattoo was created at Brunswick Ink Tattoos in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane by artist Davin Evans.
|—||Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury (via alighthouseofwords)|
By e.e. cummings:
“All that is gold does not glitter Not all who wander are lost The old that is strong does not wither Deep roots are not reached by the frost”
-The Lord of the Rings- J.R.R. Tolkien
Sometimes, the greatest things, the most important ones, may not appear to be anything special. I don’t place stock in appearances, but I rather I’d like to believe the true worth of, not only the world but myself as well, lies beneath the exterior. I got this tattoo to serve as a reminder of this principle, in case I ever happen to lose myself in this crazy world dominated by appearance and forget what really matters.
|—||A Wind in the Door, Madeline L’Engle (via check-your-pockets-chimney-child)|
“But no one except Lucy knew that as it circled the mast it had whispered to her, “Courage, dear heart,” and the voice, she felt sure, was Aslan’s, and with the voice a delicious smell breathed in her face.” - Voyage of the Dawn Treader