From Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol
|—||Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient (via alessiascurati)|
from “Tuft Of Flowers” by Robert Frost.
the quote has a deep meaning to me, but i don’t want to ruin the poem for you if you don’t like my interpretation of it.
|—||Adrienne Rich (via andlohespoke)|
I got my first tattoo today. It wraps around my wrist a bit; sorry for the awkward angle.
"The enemy’s gate is down" is a battle cry, a reminder that no goal is impossible, that success is yours if you would but reach out and grab it, and a call to think outside of the box.
It’s safe to say Ender’s Game is my favorite book. I’ve read it six or seven times now, and it’s never failed to inspire me. A few years ago I was thrust into a leadership position I didn’t really ask for, and wasn’t ready for. I had 70 pairs of eyes watching me, assessing me, waiting for me to step up. I looked up to the character of Ender Wiggin during those times, and he was one of the mentors who led me to become the person I am today.
Ender’s leave at the lake, where he is reunited with Valentine, is a scene that has always been extremely poignant to me. It’s Ender saying, “We have to go. I’m almost happy here” that particularly wrenches at my heart.
A message from the book that I’ve found relevant multiple times in my life is that when you understand someone, truly understand them, even your enemy… you cannot help but love them.
I don’t like Orson Scott Card as a person, but you have to admit he wrote a brilliant book.
"In our minds we tried to pin her to a cork board like a butterfly, but the pin merely went through and away she flew.”
-Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl
Done by Mandy Snyder at Lucky Monkey Tattoo in Ann Arbor, MI.
I showed my masterpiece to the grown-ups, and asked them whether the drawing frightened them.
They answered me: “Why should any one be frightened by a hat?”
My drawing was not a picture of a hat. It was a picture of a boa constrictor digesting an elephant. Then, I drew the inside of the boa constrictor, so that the grown-ups could see it clearly. They always need to have things explained.
From Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) by Antoine de St Exupéry
|—||Seamus Heaney (via nprfreshair)|