The Word Made Flesh
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/

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/

That was one of your favorite themes: that profusion, replication, popularity wasn’t necessarily devaluing, and that time itself made all things rare.
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. :)

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)

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.

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. 

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. 

palequeenliteraryquotes:

“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.”

-Jean Rhys

"Erleichda," from Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins is a fictional word that essentially means "lighten up" (the meaning is a bit richer in context).

"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. 

"Next you’ll be finding pleasure in a toothache!’ you’ll cry with a laugh"

 

From chaper 4 of Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground. 

People have to talk about something just to keep their voice boxes in working order, so they’ll have good voice boxes in case there’s ever anything really meaningful to say.
Kurt Vonnegut
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.

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.

The first tattoo I ever got is of the 3rd paragraph in my favorite book, Infinite Jest!

The first tattoo I ever got is of the 3rd paragraph in my favorite book, Infinite Jest!

We are all born mad. Some remain so.
Beckett
"Not all those who wander are lost" from J.R.R. Tolkien in Elvish.  These words and these books mean so much to someone who has never felt she was on a clearly defined path, but still knows she is headed in the right direction.

"Not all those who wander are lost" from J.R.R. Tolkien in Elvish.  These words and these books mean so much to someone who has never felt she was on a clearly defined path, but still knows she is headed in the right direction.

"But they were made out of thin invisible steel" - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (pg 69)

"But they were made out of thin invisible steel" - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (pg 69)