A city cannot always be remembering, the man’s posture seems to say as he moves by, edging carefully past pockets of slick snow; a city has a right, not to forget or to move on, but at least to continue.

~Japanese For Travellers: A Journey, Katie M. Kitamura

tattoolit:

This is my second tattoo.
The quote is from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It is one of my favourite books; no one can capture powerful emotion in simple words and images like Zusak can. “Books and pages and a happy place” refers to Ilsa Hermann’s library, where Liesel finds she can explore her love of reading. Likewise, I can find a refuge anywhere there are books. This is also the scene where Liesel realises the power words have to cause both happiness and misery in different hands. I will never forget the power of words, and will always try to use them for good.
Artist: the lovely Kimma at Blackbird Tattoo in NSW, Australia:http://www.blackbirdtattoo.com.au/Blackbird_Tattoo_Studio/Kimma.html#grid

I might get this quote tattooed too.

tattoolit:

This is my second tattoo.

The quote is from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It is one of my favourite books; no one can capture powerful emotion in simple words and images like Zusak can.

“Books and pages and a happy place” refers to Ilsa Hermann’s library, where Liesel finds she can explore her love of reading. Likewise, I can find a refuge anywhere there are books. This is also the scene where Liesel realises the power words have to cause both happiness and misery in different hands. I will never forget the power of words, and will always try to use them for good.

Artist: the lovely Kimma at Blackbird Tattoo in NSW, Australia:

http://www.blackbirdtattoo.com.au/Blackbird_Tattoo_Studio/Kimma.html#grid

I might get this quote tattooed too.

They drove along the sea and he felt such unbounded tender emotion for her that, for a full three minutes, he forgot about his book. — John Gunther, from The Lost City (via the-final-sentence)
And so she bears down, telling herself it will work, that in the end it’s actually possible to believe in your dream so completely that you can drag the rest of the world into it with you. — J. Robert Lennon, from Familiar (via the-final-sentence)
Novels aren’t just happy escapes; they are slivers of people’s souls, nailed to the pages, dripping ink from veins of wood pulp. Reading the right one at the right time can make all the difference.

Brandon Sanderson, Alcatraz and the Evil Librarians series (via antiquedvintage)

‘Tis true.

(via browngirlintherain)

(via browngirlintherain)

I am truly free only when all human beings, men and women, are equally free. The freedom of other men, far from negating or limiting my freedom, is, on the contrary, its necessary premise and confirmation. Mikhail Bakunin (via evatalmadge)

(via tattoolit)

[They are savage
for knowledge, for beauty and truth.]
They crawl on their knees to find it.
— Dorianne Laux, from “Savages” (via the-final-sentence)

(via the-final-sentence)

And perhaps one day someone would make up verses about us, and we’d be together again, the two princesses of Bamarre. — Gail Carson Levine, from The Two Princesses of Bamarre (via the-final-sentence)

“Libraries really are wonderful. They’re better than bookshops, even. I mean bookshops make a profit on selling you books, but libraries just sit there lending you books quietly out of the goodness of their hearts.” 
― Among Others, Jo Walton

Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste. — Charlotte Bronte (via tattoolit)