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"He awoke each morning with the desire to do right, to be a good and meaningful person, to be, as simple as it sounded and as impossible as it actually was, happy."
Jonathan Safran Foer (via kari-shma)
— 2 years ago with 4374 notes
#quote  #quotes  #morning  #do right  #do it  #meaningful  #happy  #happiness 
"You can close your eyes to things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to the things you don’t want to feel."
Unknown
— 2 years ago with 1 note
#eyes  #heart  #things  #Quote of the Day  #quote  #quotes  #meaningful  #thoughts  #truism  #truth 
"A house without books is like a room without windows."
Horace Mann (via larmoyante)

(Source: larmoyante, via papermachedinosaurs)

— 2 years ago with 1249 notes
#library  #home  #room  #inspiration  #books  #book  #Horace Mann  #quotes 
"The only dream worth having is to dream that you will live while you are alive, and die only when you are dead. To love, to be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and vulgar disparity of the life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget."
Arundhati Roy
— 2 years ago with 9 notes
#Arundhati Roy  #quote  #life  #meaningful  #dream  #live  #happiness  #violence  #beauty  #truism  #quotes  #quote of the day  #The God of Small Things 
When in doubt, go to the library

Hermione, however, clapped a hand to her forehead. “Harry — I think I’ve just understood something! I’ve got to go to the library!” And she sprinted away, up the stairs.

"What does she understand?" said Harry distractedly, still looking around, trying to tell where the voice had come from.

"Loads more than I do." said Ron, shaking his head.

"But why’s she got to go to the library?" 

"Because that’s what Hermione does," said Ron, shrugging. "When in doubt, go to the library."

— 2 years ago with 15 notes
#Harry Potter  #JK Rowling  #Hermione Granger  #quotes  #library  #libraries  #books  #knowledge  #Ron Weasley  #Chamber of Secrets 
"Wanderer, your footsteps are the road, and nothing more; wanderer, there is no road, the road is made by walking. By walking one makes the road, and upon glancing behind one sees the path that never will be trod again. Wanderer, there is no road— Only wakes upon the sea."
Antonio Machado (via myquotelibrary)

(via coypatalagsa)

— 2 years ago with 121 notes
#path  #wanderer  #road  #life  #quotes  #quote 
"Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
Robert Louis Steveson (via myquotelibrary)

(via coypatalagsa)

— 2 years ago with 84 notes
#quotes  #quote of the day  #seed  #harvest  #just do it 
"Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back. That’s part of what it means to be alive. But inside our heads - at least that’s where I imagine it - there’s a little room where we store those memories. A room like the stacks in this library. And to understand the workings of our own heart we have to keep on making new reference cards. We have to dust things off every once in awhile, let in fresh air, change the water in the flower vases. In other words, you’ll live forever in your own private library."
Haruki Murakami (via lailalikes)

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— 2 years ago with 16 notes
#library  #quote  #quotes of the day  #libraries  #haruki murakami  #quotes