A Light in the Attic

Morgan Ashleigh 21. Philadelphia area. Illustration major. Liberal. Black and Cherokee. Taken by a wonderful man. Open-minded. I post about things I like, including but not limited to art, music, cooking, human rights, nature, history and philosophy. I would be more than happy to be your friend.
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return"
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Posts tagged "literature"
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Jack Gantos: Rotten Ralph
Reader Submission: Title and Redesign by Michelle Bard.

I used to love these books as a kid. haha he was such a little fucker.

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Jack Gantos: Rotten Ralph

Reader Submission: Title and Redesign by Michelle Bard.

I used to love these books as a kid. haha he was such a little fucker.

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Jon Klassen: I Want My Hat Back

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Beatrix Potter: The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies

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Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.
Henry David Thoreau

(via jln15)

Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off - then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.

Moby Dick- Herman Melville

I thought about this quote today, especially since it rained all day.

Love this book. This is a beautiful copy. 

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I have grown to love secrecy. It seems to be the one thing that can make modern life mysterious or marvellous to us. The commonest thing is delightful if one only hides it.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (via liquidnight)
The one thing I can tell you is that you wont survive for yourself. I know because I would never have come this far. A person who had no one would be well advised to cobble together some passable ghost. Breathe it into being and coax it along with words of love. Offer it each phantom crumb and shield it from harm with your body. As for me my only hope is for eternal nothingness and I hope it with all my heart.
Cormac McCarthy, The Road (via liquidnight)
Everything is ceremony in the wild garden of childhood.
Pablo Neruda, Winter Garden (via liquidnight)
Now, love is like the sea. It’s a moving thing. And it’s different on every shore.
Janie Starks, Their Eyes Were Watching God (via danyellin)

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow-
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand-
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep- while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?

A Dream Within a Dream-Edgar Allan Poe
All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies. And whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first, they must catch you. Be cunning, and full of tricks, and your people will never be destroyed.
Watership Down (film)
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Edgar Allan Poe