j . buck ford.

We live in the flicker — may it last as long as the old earth keeps rolling! But darkness was here yesterday.

Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness (via bookmania)

My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest.

Charles Dickens, David Copperfield (via bookmania)

How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ‘em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ‘em.

—Shel Silverstein (via observando)

(via yeahwriters)

Books break the shackles of time, proof that humans can work magic.

Carl Sagan, Cosmos (via bookmania)