"The world to me was a secret, which I desired to discover; to her it was a vacancy, which she sought to people with imaginations of her own."
- Frankenstein, Mary Shelley (via fuckyeahliteraryquotes)
"You are part of my existence, part of myself. You have been in every line I have ever read, since I first came here, the rough common boy whose poor heart you wounded even then. You have been in every prospect I have ever seen since – on the river, on the sails of the ships, on the marshes, in the clouds, in the light, in the darkness, in the wind, in the woods, in the sea, in the streets. You have been the embodiment of every graceful fancy that my mind has ever become acquainted with. The stones of which the strongest London buildings are made, are not more real, or more impossible to displace with your hands, than your presence and influence have been to me, there and everywhere, and will be. Estella, to the last hour of my life, you cannot choose but remain part of my character, part of the little good in me, part of the evil."
- Great Expectations, Charles Dickens (via fuckyeahliteraryquotes)
WAR is PEACE
FREEDOM is SLAVERY
IGNORANCE is STRENGTH
- George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (via sondrio63)
"I am afraid to forget. I do not want to forget anything."
- Virginia Woolf, from a diary entry dated 3 February 1933 (via fleurstains)