You turn the book over in your hands, you scan the sentences on the back of the jacket, generic phrases that don’t say a great deal. So much the better, there is no message that indiscreetly outshouts the message that the book itself must communicate directly, that you must extract from the book, however much or little it may be. Of course, this circling of the book, too, this reading around it before reading inside it, is a part of the pleasure in a new book, but like all preliminary pleasures, it has its optimal duration if you want it to serve as a thrust toward the more substantial pleasure of the consummation of the act, namely the reading of the book.

-Italo Calvino; If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler (via wordpainting)


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You found your way in
and left all your clothes behind.
You found home in me.

-Daily Haiku on Love by Tyler Knott Gregson (via tylerknott)

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Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one’s soul, and does not startle it or amaze it with itself, but with its subject.

-John Keats, in a letter to John Hamilton Reynolds (Februrary 3, 1818). (via introspectivepoet)

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untrustyou:

Daehyun Kim - Detached, 2014

I’m like that. Either I forget right away or I never forget.

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Waiting for Godot

Everything you love is here

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