-Winston Churchill (via bookporn)
"If you cannot read all your books…fondle them—-peer into them, let them fall open where they will, read from the first sentence that arrests the eye, set them back on the shelves with your own hands, arrange them on your own plan so that you at least know where they are. Let them be your friends; let them, at any rate, be your acquaintances."
"In the planning stage of a book, don’t plan the ending. It has to be earned by all that will go before it."
-Rose Tremain (via bookshelves-infinity)
"The flesh covers the bone and they put a mind in there and sometimes a soul, and the women break vases against the walls and the men drink too much and nobody finds the one. But keep looking, crawling in and out of beds. Flesh covers the bone and the flesh searches for more than flesh."
-Alone With Everybody, Charles Bukowski (via brownrosy)