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LITERATURE MEME | 9 poems - (6) the rime of the ancient mariner by samuel taylor coleridge

Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink;Water, water, everywhere,Nor an drop to drink.
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    LITERATURE MEME | 9 poems - (6) the rime of the ancient mariner by samuel taylor coleridge

    Water, water, everywhere,
    And all the boards did shrink;
    Water, water, everywhere,
    Nor an drop to drink.

    read in full here

     
  2. 22:52 6th Jul 2013

    Notes: 60

    Reblogged from anythingaloud

    Tags: neil gaimanquote

    I do not miss childhood, but I miss the way I took pleasure in small things, even as greater things crumbled.
    — Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane (via anythingaloud)
     
  3. 12:10 29th Jun 2013

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    Reblogged from gracebello

    Tags: nyclit

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theparisreview:

A new app, Placing Literature, lets you find literary landmarks and bookstores wherever your travels take you.
For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

Hooray! Can’t wait to see NYC!

This looks amazing. We’re downloading it asap!

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    yeahwriters:

    theparisreview:

    A new app, Placing Literature, lets you find literary landmarks and bookstores wherever your travels take you.

    For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

    Hooray! Can’t wait to see NYC!

    This looks amazing. We’re downloading it asap!

     
  4. 15:51 9th Jun 2013

    Notes: 28505

    Reblogged from prettybooks

    Tags: lit

    oldblueeyes:

    Books break the shackles of time. (x)

     
  5. 08:33

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    Tags: judith butlerlit

    absurdlakefront:

    Judith Butler on the value of reading and the humanities

    [The humanities allow us] to learn to read carefully, with appreciation and a critical eye; to find ourselves, unexpectedly, in the middle of the ancient texts we read, but also to find ways of living, thinking, acting, and reflecting that belong to times and spaces we have never known. The humanities give us a chance to read across languages and cultural differences in order to understand the vast range of perspectives in and on this world. How else can we imagine living together without this ability to see beyond where we are, to find ourselves linked with others we have never directly known, and to understand that, in some abiding and urgent sense, we share a world?

    And this:

    Ideally, we lose ourselves in what we read, only to return to ourselves, transformed and part of a more expansive world — in short, we become more critical and more capacious in our thinking and our acting.

     
  6. 07:18 7th Jun 2013

    Notes: 253

    Reblogged from the-final-sentence

    Tags: litquoteray bradbury

    There was a sound of thunder.
    — Ray Bradbury, from “A Sound of Thunder” (via the-final-sentence)
     
  7. 00:40 1st Jun 2013

    Notes: 2456

    Reblogged from violentwavesofemotion

    Tags: dostoevskylitquote

    You ache with it all; and the more mysterious it is, the more you ache.
    — Fyodor Dostoevsky, from Notes From The Underground (via violentwavesofemotion)
     
  8. 00:20

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    Every writer I know is also here to learn — about spaceships and fall-out shelters and international abduction and horticulture and language and everything. Everything else, everything that makes this world strange and rich and mysterious and ugly and beautiful. Humility in reading and in writing really means freedom, freedom to love things with unbridled enthusiasm. Freedom to critique things thoughtfully, freedom to write about topics you aren’t that familiar with, freedom to admit to your mistakes and learn from them. Humility is freedom.
    — Veronica Roth speaking at Book Expo America
     
  9. I was on a quest to be a writer that mattered, and a friend told me that I must read and remember everything. ‘You cannot call yourself educated or literate,’ he said, ‘if you do not know the secrets of Middle-earth, if you have not trekked with the Hobbits.’ I mark the time I spent reading these splendid books among the richest days of my life. They are like the elevation of the host to me, their presence transformed, their effect indelible and everlasting. What is the loss of a job or a bad review when you’ve followed Gandalf the Grey through the mines of Moria?
    — Pat Conroy for Oprah Magazine
     
  10. 00:20 27th May 2013

    Notes: 36

    Reblogged from gracebello

    Tags: litquote

    A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in his image…
    — from the essay “In the Islands” from THE WHITE ALBUM by Joan Didion (via readandbreathe)