Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.– Madeleine L’Engle, A Ring of Endless Light (via off-my-rocker)
Teach the ignorant as much as you can; society is culpable in not providing a...– Victor Hugo, Les Misérables (via vanished) On a related note check out the trailer for the movie. Anne Hathaway sounds fantastic.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own...– Oscar Wilde (via aquaticwonder)
Suddenly there was a great burst of light through the Darkness. The light spread...– Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time (via pluiefine)
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The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human...– H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu (via lunautical)
Home is behind, the world ahead, And there are many paths to tread Through...– J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring (via alfsaga)
I love mankind, he said, “but I find to my amazement that the more I love...– Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov (via off-my-rocker)
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A contraceptive pill for men which works by preventing sperm development could result from the discovery of a new gene, scientists have said. The gene, which is active in the testes, controls the final stages of sperm development. Blocking it would result in temporary infertility, without permanently damaging a man’s sperm-making machinery, the researchers said. One of the greatest...
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God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of his own...– Good Omens - Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman (via spetharrific)
No, I don’t give them names, but I can tell one from another by their shapes and...– Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 (via rudeteenager)
After writing a story I was always empty and both sad and happy, as though I had...– Ernest Hemingway (via timetravel-teacup)
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You smile at the absurdity of your dream and feel at the same time that the...– Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot (1869)
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I admire him greatly. What I admire the most in him is that he despises us all;...– Chekhov on Tolstoy (via noconsensusonaname)