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|—||Jane Austen (via butterflies-in-nets)|
"tattoos the words ‘forgive me’…down the inside of his arm so that when he looks at his wrist he will remember
not to hate himself so much.” - Buddy Wakefield ~ Human The Death Dance
My handwriting. The butterfly is a symbol of self injury recovery. This tattoo and poem mean so much more to me than I could ever say
221B. ”You know my methods. Apply them.” - SirArthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Done by Katy @ Tattoo Noir. Pittsburgh, PA.
Anton Chekhov, The Story of an Unknown Man
These are my literary tattoos (so far).
"I feel infinite", a quote from Stephen Chbosky’s "The Perks of being a Wallflower", and the symbol of the Deathly Hallows, from Harry Potter.
|—||Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin (via foronlyever)|
This was my first tattoo. The quote comes from James Allen.
“The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn; the bird waits in the egg; and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.”
At the time I got it, I was out of high school but not in college, and didn’t know where I wanted to go or what I wanted to do. People had been rushing me all my life, telling me where I should go and what I should do, because “time was wasting.” But 10 years later I can tell you, in life, as in plants, or in cooking, or many of the other pleasurable pursuits, it’s not about how fast you accomplish something, but that you do it well. No one realizes how a dream you held at 18 will reappear, fully-limbed and strong, 10 or 20 years later. The tiniest things can be capable of producing the biggest surprises.
|—||Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried (via foronlyever)|