“I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.”
― Joshua Graham
“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door —
Only this, and nothing more”
Edgar Allen Poe – The Raven
“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”
― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
“Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. – Mrs. Whatsit”
A Wrinkle in Time – by Madeleine L’Engle
A reader leads a thousand lives
“How wild it was, to let it be.”
― Cheryl Strayed, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
“‘For you a thousand times over!’ he said. Then he smiled his Hassan smile and disappeared around the corner.”
“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.“You must be,” said the Cat, or you wouldn’t have come here.”
Thank you to all the wonderful people on twitter who gave me pictures of their tattoos, I seemed to have misplaced the entire thread. Believe me, I have looked. I will add everyone’s gorgeous ink as soon as I can find them and update this post with their work as I can find the thread.
Kudos to the owner of The Bell Jar tattoo! That’s definitely one-of-a-kind.
I love it. I am going to end up just a jumble of words all over by the time I am sixty
Nothing wrong with that!