"You take delight not in a city’s seven or seventy wonders, but in the answer it gives to a question of yours."

Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

(Source: portraitsinpoetry)

Maurice Sendak, We are all in the dumps with Jack and Guy

Maurice Sendak, We are all in the dumps with Jack and Guy

"Elsewhere is a negative mirror. The traveller recognises the little that is his, discovering the much he has not had and will never have."

Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

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“I misguidedly viewed superhero comics as a sort of preview of my upcoming adult life.” —Chris Ware

“I misguidedly viewed superhero comics as a sort of preview of my upcoming adult life.” —Chris Ware

(Source: theparisreview)

"Don’t be a hard rock when you really are a gem."

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Doo Wop (That Thing)

"I don’t like you, death
But I’m not afraid of you
And I know that my body is your bed
And my spirit is your bed cover
I know that your banks are narrow for me
I don’t love you, death
But I’m not afraid of you."

Samih al-Qasim

"When we don’t speak, said Edgar, we become unbearable, and when we do, we make fools of ourselves."

Herta Müller, The Land of Green Plums

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"Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding people together, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time."

Carl Sagan, Cosmos

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Michael Wolf, Paris rooftops

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"What makes lovemaking and reading resemble each other most is that within both of them times and spaces open, different from measurable time and space."

Italo Calvino, If on a winter’s night a traveler

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