There are few sights sadder than a ruined book.
— Lemony Snicket, The Wide Window (via advicefromlemonysnicket)
My idea of a perfect afternoon involves these things.
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
— Dead Poets Society (1989)