Fairly certain this has been done already, buuut just in case.
Guys. This excites me SO MUCH. Crash Course Literature with John Green? Hell to the yes! And the Holden panel! *Catcher in the Rye feels*
I believe that words uttered in passion contain a greater living truth than do those words which express thoughts rationally conceived. It is blood that moves the body. Words are not meant to stir the air only: they are capable of moving greater things.
via hollyhocksandtulips - banklikelindsey (via frenchtwist)
I don’t know where people got the idea that characters in books are supposed to be likable. Books are not in the business of creating merely likable characters with whom you can have some simple identification. Books are in the business of creating great stories that make your brain go all like [intelligible noises]. Sorry, I spend all my time with the baby.
- John Green [1:42-1:59] (via sleuthingsheets)
Words! Mere words! How terrible they were! How clear, and vivid, and cruel! One could not escape from them. And yet what a subtle magic there was in them! They seemed to be able to give a plastic form to formless things, and to have a music of their own as sweet as that of viol or of lute. Mere words! Was there anything so real as words?
- Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (via baroquemirrors)
It creaks and wails and only I can hear it. Christ, it’s deafening. ‘Why can’t the world hear?’ I ask myself. Within a few moments I ask it many times. ‘Because it doesn’t care.’
- I Am The Messenger, Markus Zusak (via booklit)