“Mistletoe," said Luna dreamily, pointing at a large clump of white berries placed almost over Harry's head. He jumped out from under it. "Good thinking," said Luna seriously. "It's often infested with nargles.” ― J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix . Happy Wednesday, angels! The week is soon coming to an end and I am ready for the weekend. . This morning I read in one setting Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares and I gave it 3 stars! It was cute like a Christmas story but nothing much else, which is okay! Now I’m waiting for @wishesandpages because we are re-reading for the second time together... CLOCKWORK ANGEL! I AM SO EXCITED I MISSED THIS SERIES SO MUCH (and sharing it with my favourite herondale) 🖤 . What are your reading? ✨ . . .
“Promise me you will not spend so much time treading water and trying to keep your head above the waves that you forget, truly forget, how much you have always loved to swim.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ~ Tyler Knott Gregson
Live to the end. . Dylan Marlais Thomas (1914 – 1953) was a Welsh poet and writer. Thomas was born in Swansea, Wales, in 1914. An undistinguished pupil, he left school at 16 and became a journalist for a short time. Many of his works appeared in print while he was still a teenager, and the publication in 1934 of "Light breaks where no sun shines" caught the attention of the literary world. He became widely popular in his lifetime and remained so after his premature death at the age of 39 in New York City. By then he had acquired a reputation, which he had encouraged, as a "roistering, drunken and doomed poet". While living in London, Thomas met Caitlin Macnamara, whom he married in 1937. In 1938, they moved to the Welsh fishing village of Laugharne where from 1949 they settled permanently and brought up their three children. Although Thomas wrote exclusively in the English language, he has been acknowledged as one of the most important Welsh poets of the 20th century. He is noted for his original, rhythmic and ingenious use of words and imagery. His position as one of the great modern poets has been much discussed, and he remains popular with the public. . . . . . #dylanthomas#poetry#poem#words#literature#interstellar#philosophy#wisdom#existentialism#quote#poet#classic#booklovers#bookstagram#life#death#art#soul#edgarallanpoe#tolstoy#shakespeare#nietzsche#lordbyron
Full quote: "Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind". - Virginia Woolf | A Room of One's Own. . Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) was a british author, literary critic, feminist and modern thinker. Most known books include; "mrs. Dalloway", "To the lighthouse" and "Orlando". Woolf's childhood came to an abrupt end in 1895 with the death of her mother and her first mental breakdown, followed two years later by the death of her stepsister and a mother figure to her, Stella Duckworth. From 1897 to 1901, she attended the Ladies' Department of King's College London, where she studied classics and history and came into contact with early reformers of women's higher education and the women's rights movement. Other important influences were her Cambridge-educated brothers and unfettered access to her father's vast library. Encouraged by her father, Woolf began writing professionally in 1900. Her father's death in 1905 caused another mental breakdown for Woolf. She became deeply troubled, and eventually developed a mental illness. Woolf is considered to be one of the most important twentieth century novelists. A modernist, she was one of the pioneers of using stream of consciousness as a narrative device, and her reputation was at its greatest during the 1930s. Tragically she committed suicide in 1941, at the beginning of WW2, by walking into a river with her pockets filled with rocks Her writings have in later times been studied through a feministic lens, as well as being studied with a focus on mental health. . . . . . #virginiawoolf#poetry#literature#classic#mentalhealth#wisdom#enlightenment#life#knowledge#truth#existentialism#philosophy#feminist#meaning#philosophyquotes#quote#soul#imagination#words#janeausten#feminism#tolstoy#oscarwilde#nietzsche