The Word Made Flesh
This isn’t from any particular novel, but instead inspired by my general love of reading, and the fact that it can take you anywhere.

This isn’t from any particular novel, but instead inspired by my general love of reading, and the fact that it can take you anywhere.

For a pure sense of being tumultuously alive, you can’t beat the nasty side of existence.
Philip Roth
If On A Winter’s Night A Traveler (Italo Calvino) tattoo with quotes from A Prayer for Owen Meany (Irving), Diary (Palahniuk), and Life of Pi (Martel)

If On A Winter’s Night A Traveler (Italo Calvino) tattoo with quotes from A Prayer for Owen Meany (Irving), Diary (Palahniuk), and Life of Pi (Martel)

Winnie the Pooh. Full quote: “If ever there comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.”

Winnie the Pooh. Full quote: “If ever there comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.”

If you want to annoy your neighbors, tell the truth about them.
Pietro Aretino
brideshead revisited-evelyn waugh

"if it could only be like this always—always summer, always alone, fruit always ripe…"

brideshead revisited-evelyn waugh

"if it could only be like this always—always summer, always alone, fruit always ripe…"

"The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience" - To Kill a Mockingbird 

"The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience" - To Kill a Mockingbird 

By Bek at Heathen Ink in Chicago.

By Bek at Heathen Ink in Chicago.

Never marry a man you wouldn’t want to be divorced from.
Nora Ephron
The litany against fear from Dune.  I made sure that it was situated on my arm in such a way that I could read it myself or show it off to others.  Done by Bek at Heathen Ink in Chicago.

The litany against fear from Dune.  I made sure that it was situated on my arm in such a way that I could read it myself or show it off to others.  Done by Bek at Heathen Ink in Chicago.

from The Lorax

from The Lorax

The first one is from Perks of Being a Wallflower. The second has a quote from Sherlock Holmes (The Adventure of the Red-Headed League) and a symbol from Doctor Who :)

The first one is from Perks of Being a Wallflower. The second has a quote from Sherlock Holmes (The Adventure of the Red-Headed League) and a symbol from Doctor Who :)

My typewriter tribute to my grandfather (and other writers I’ve loved), done by Jimmy Kisor at Decorative Injections in Athens, OH.
This photo was taken for the shop portfolio when it was fresh and new, in February 2012.

My typewriter tribute to my grandfather (and other writers I’ve loved), done by Jimmy Kisor at Decorative Injections in Athens, OH.

This photo was taken for the shop portfolio when it was fresh and new, in February 2012.

Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
Maxim Gorky