"Young writers should read books past bedtime and write things down in notebooks when they are supposed to be doing something else."
@3 months ago with 34121 notes
"Then my sole relief was to walk along the corridor of the third storey, backwards and forwards, safe in the silence and solitude of the spot, and allow my mind’s eye to dwell on whatever bright visions rose before it—and, certainly, they were many and glowing; to let my heart be heaved by the exultant movement, which, while it swelled it in trouble, expanded it with life; and, best of all, to open my inward ear to a tale that was never ended—a tale my imagination created, and narrated continuously; quickened with all of incident, life, fire, feeling, that I desired and had not in my actual existence."
Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë
@6 months ago with 2 notes
#Book #Quote #Jane Eyre
"We are heart.
We are mind.
We are spirit.
From the raging storm
We bring the power of the Primeval One."
Invocation of Sineya
@7 months ago with 2 notes
#Buffy The Vampire Slayer #Quote
"I well remember, when a child, the awe
This day struck into me; for then the maids,
I scarce knew why, looked cross, and drove me from them;
Nor soft caress could I obtain, nor hope
Usual indulgencies; jelly or creams,
Relique of costly suppers, and set by
For me their petted one; or butter’d toast,
When butter was forbid; or thrilling tale
Of ghost, or witch, or murder–so I went
And shelter’d me beside the parlour fire:
There my dear grandmother, eldest of forms,
Tended the little ones, and watched from harm,"
From ”Washing-Day.” by Anna Lætitia Barbauld
@7 months ago
#Poetry #Poem #Quote #Story