that terrifying feeling when you are finishing a book and THERE AREN’T ENOUGH PAGES LEFT FOR ALL OF THE THINGS THAT NEED TO HAPPEN.

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sinseriouslyyours:

this is so cool, but it disturbs me because i feel like i need to go catch all those books

sinseriouslyyours:

this is so cool, but it disturbs me because i feel like i need to go catch all those books

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i.e. Seamus Heaney’s porn.

i.e. Seamus Heaney’s porn.

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"What fire is in mine ears? Can this be true?
Stand I condemn’d for pride and scorn so much?
Contempt, farewell! and maiden pride, adieu!
No glory lives behind the back of such.
And, Benedick, love on; I will requite thee,
Taming my wild heart to thy loving hand:
If thou dost love, my kindness shall incite thee
To bind our loves up in a holy band;
For others say thou dost deserve, and I
Believe it better than reportingly."

— Beatrice (Much Ado About Nothing, Act III scene i)

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His Auntie knows candles aren’t safe, that candles burn out in little boys’ and girls’ eyes, or wind blows them out and after that happens, electric light bulbs go on and you see too plainly. 

-A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams

aseaofquotes:

Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

aseaofquotes:

Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

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noise-reduction:

TheBenderville, “Streetcar Named Desire”

Blanche was never open, always looking to get paid
Now she sleeps in the bed she’s made
Maybe if she’d stayed back on the ranch,
Drank a little less would’ve had a chance
But she always played her games
And trouble waits for those who walk the wire
She took a streecar named desire

I recently reread the eponymous play by Tennessee Williams and came across this little song written by a student “so I could write an essay for my A level coursework.” If you’ve ever read the play, I’m sure you’ll appreciate this. And if not, listen anyways, because it’s a good guitar song. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all study like this?

c.

I love the internet. Definitely will be singing these lyrics in my Lang&Lit exam…

"There’s a loneliness that only exists in one’s mind. The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly."

— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (via grringirl)

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thedailywhat:

Bard Chart of the Day: Shakespeare took his last breath 396 years ago today — but did we ever really lose him? Esquire columnist Stephen Marche, author of How Shakespeare Changed Everything, gives us a little perspective:

“Shakespeare is the foremost poet in the world. All of the scriptwriting books cite him as the dominant influence on Hollywood. He has had more influence on the novel than any novelist. The greater the artist, the more he or she was influenced by Shakespeare. Dickens and Keats were more inspired by Shakespeare than anybody, and their familiarity with Shakespeare seems to have made them more original, not less.”

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thedailywhat:

Bard Chart of the Day: Shakespeare took his last breath 396 years ago today — but did we ever really lose him? Esquire columnist Stephen Marche, author of How Shakespeare Changed Everything, gives us a little perspective:

“Shakespeare is the foremost poet in the world. All of the scriptwriting books cite him as the dominant influence on Hollywood. He has had more influence on the novel than any novelist. The greater the artist, the more he or she was influenced by Shakespeare. Dickens and Keats were more inspired by Shakespeare than anybody, and their familiarity with Shakespeare seems to have made them more original, not less.”

[explore]

(Source: thedailywhat)