Line from the poem “Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood” by William Wordsworth. Probably the most famous section of the poem, this particular line, and the stanza it appears in, has reminded me there are no do-overs in life. We need to find the little wonders in the world to keep us going.
"Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind”
Thanks to Bob from Pino Bros. Ink in Cambridge, MA.
Stop trying to be the sun and become a speck!
“There is no wrong train" from the book Evasion. Written by Anonymous.
The text is from a section in the book in which the author was told the wrong train to hop to get where he wanted to go. However, this “wrong train” ended up giving him a great time in a random city. After reading it, I started to see life as the same thing. Things get tough, and we may end up in some bad spots, but those bad spots are still awesome.
Tattoo done by Todd Porter at Sinners & Saints in Pittsburgh PA
This is my tattoo from Stephen King’s Bag of Bones, from the quote: “When an imaginative person gets into mental trouble, the line between seeming and being has a way of disappearing.”
From Ralph Waldo Emerson. A tattoo about being happy with who you are. Done by Jamie Williams at Fantality Tattoo in Ontario.
Belongs to Emilie: orangeandlavenderspots.tumblr.com
This is my tattoo from The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky.
I guess the only backstory i have behind this quote is that there have been two times in my life i have felt infinite, and both of those moments have changed my life.
It’s like when you hear a song you love you want to sing it forever, i wanted to read this quote forever to remind me of those two times.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Edgar Allen Poe, ” all we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream”
First part of my favorite Jane Eyre quote, “Sense would resist delirium”.
Any compulsion tries to justify itself.
The unexamined life is not worth living - attributed to Socrates
My first literary tattoo. It’s from Hamlet “Doubt thou the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move, Doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt I Love.” I added the image of Eros after to make it into an entire piece. I love it so much; it means the most to me!
Everyone thinks writers must know more about the inside of the human head, but that is wrong. They know less, that’s why they write. Trying to find out what everyone else takes for granted.