"Try and realize,” he said, “that this is not love.I have been in love but this is not the same thing. It is not my feeling but some external power that has seized me. I went away, you know, because I had come to the conclusion that it was impossible - you understand? Because such happiness does not exist on earth. But I have struggled with myself and found that without that there’s no life for me. And it must be decided…"

Constantine “Kostya” Levin, speaking of his love for Kitty Shcherbatskaya. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy. (via isserleylovesbooks)
@1 year ago with 11 notes
#tolstoy y'all #100ste boek dit jaar #personal #quote 

"Gatsby turned out all right at the end; it is what preyed on Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams that temporarily closed out my interest in the abortive sorrows and short-winded elations of men."

The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

(Source: isserleylovesbooks)

@2 years ago with 11 notes
#The Great Gatsby #gatsby #nick carraway #narration #book quote #quote #quotes #book quotes #fitzgerald #currently reading #re-read classics #jay gatsby 

"Men of sense, whatever you may chuse to say, do not want silly wives."

Mr Knightley, Emma (Jane Austen)

(Source: isserleylovesbooks)

@2 years ago with 16 notes
#emma #mr knightley #mr. knightley #emma woodhouse #miss woodhouse #jane austen #austen #quotes #book quotes #quote #book quote #currently reading #re-read classics 

(Source: isserleylovesbooks)

@2 years ago with 110 notes
#ray bradbury #bradbury #bradbury quote #writing quote #quote #reading #literature #book nerd 

"The safest course was actually the simplest - do nothing at all and hope everything turned out for the best. It wasn’t a great plan, but it had the benefits of simplicity and a long tradition."

Shades of Grey: The Road to High Saffron (Jasper Fforde)

(Source: isserleylovesbooks)

@2 years ago with 42 notes
#shades of grey #the road to high saffron #jasper fforde #fforde #book #books #reading #book nerd #book quote #book quotes #quote #quotes #re-read classic 

30 day book challenge - day 9.

30 day book challenge - DAY NINE.

9. Your favorite quotes about books.

Can I just say I’m really enjoying this challenge? First off, the one I’ve already posted in “quotes from books” and that I’m getting tattooed at some point:

"Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing."

Then there are a couple of excellent Austen quotes, from and about books:

I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
(For once, Caroline Bingley has a point even if she’s just pretending. Pride and Prejudice) 

"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."
(Henry Tilney, Northanger Abbey) 

And then the same sentiment returns in a more explicitly sex-oriented way in this John Waters quote:

"We need to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t fuck them."



@2 years ago
#30 day book challenge #book #books #reading #book challenge #book nerd #quote #quotes #book quote #book quotes #john waters #henry tilney #caroline bingley #bingley #tilney #jane austen #pride and prejudice #northanger abbey #scout finch #to kill a mockingbird #harper lee 

30 day book challenge - day 8.

30 day book challenge - DAY EIGHT.

8. Your favorite quotes from books.

I love this question! I have a ton, really. I regularly put some on the book blog if you’re interested.

Here are some of the absolute best:

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
(Scout Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird)

I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.
(Atticus Finch, TKAM)

“Lady, you are full of so much bullshit.”
(Mr. Harding, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest)

“I love my murderer - but yours? how can I?”
(Heathcliff, Wuthering Heights)


"Be with me always - take any form - drive me mad! Only do not leave me in this abyss where I cannot find you. Oh! It is unutterable! I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!"
(Heathcliff, Wuthering Heights)

"Vanity, not love, has been my folly."
(Elizabeth Bennet, Pride and Prejudice)

"I stopped you ungraciously, just now, Mr. Knightley, and, I am afraid, gave you pain. But if you have any wish to speak openly to me as a friend, or to ask my opinion of any thing that you may have in contemplation — as a friend, indeed, you may command me. I will hear whatever you like. I will tell you exactly what I think."
(Emma Woodhouse, Emma)

And a bunch more from more other authors and more recent work, but as these are what I’ve been reading lately… :)

@2 years ago
#quote #quotes #book quote #book quotes #book #books #reading #30-Day Book Challenge #30 day book challenge #jane austen #harper lee #ken kesey 

(via littletexts)

@2 years ago with 120 notes
#quote #quotes #text #book #books #chuck palahniuk #invisible monsters 

"Did it matter then, she asked herself, walking towards Bond Street, did it matter that she must inevitably cease completely; all this must go on without her; did she resent it; or did it not become consoling to believe that death ended absolutely? but that somehow in the streets of London, in the ebb and flow of things, here, there, she survived, Peter survived, lived in eachother, she being part, she was positive, of the trees at home; of the house there, ugly, rambling all to bits and pieces as it was; part of people she had never met; being laid out like a mist between the people she knew best, who lifted her on their branches as she had seen the trees lift the mist, but it spread ever so far, her life, herself."

Mrs Dalloway (Virginia Woolf)

(Source: isserleylovesbooks)

@2 years ago with 9 notes
#mrs dalloway #mrs. dalloway #dalloway #clarissa dalloway #book quote #book quotes #quote #quotes #books #reading #literature #virginia woolf #woolf 
Talk about a sucky bias.

Talk about a sucky bias.

(Source: iheart-photos, via realityisthepage-deactivated201)

@2 years ago with 26102 notes
#quote #tolstoy #cognitive bias #bias #biases #psychology #literature #leo tolstoy 

"It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy;—it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others."

Marianne Dashwood, Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen)

(Source: isserleylovesbooks)

@2 years ago with 7 notes
#marianne #Marianne Dashwood #miss dashwood #sense and sensibility #jane austen #austen #book #books #reading #literature #book nerd #book quote #quote #quotes 

"

From birth we’re taught that we’re owed a beautiful girl. We all think of ourselves as the hero of our own story, and we all (whether we admit it or not) think we’re heroes for just getting through our day.

So it’s very frustrating, and I mean frustrating to the point of violence, when we don’t get what we’re owed. A contract has been broken. These women, by exercising their own choices, are denying it to us. It’s why every Nice Guy is shocked to find that buying gifts for a girl and doing her favors won’t win him sex. It’s why we go to “slut” and “whore” as our default insults — we’re not mad that women enjoy sex. We’re mad that women are distributing to other people the sex that they owed us.

Yes, the women in these stories are being portrayed as wonderful and beautiful and perfect. But remember, there are two ways to dehumanize someone: by dismissing them, and by idolizing them.

"

David Wong, 5 Ways Modern Men Are Trained to Hate Women

That last line is right on the money.

(via albinwonderland)

This is why I’m angry when guys decide right away that I’m perfect. You’ve only looked at me. I’m a person. I’m not my face. I’m not my body.

(via relatedworlds-deactivated201402)

@2 years ago with 26922 notes
#feminism #idolizing #quote #personal 
Flashback time :D But yeah, basically this. People can have a busy life AND be consistent and follow through on promises.

Flashback time :D But yeah, basically this. People can have a busy life AND be consistent and follow through on promises.

(via littletexts)

@2 years ago with 412 notes
#quote #quotes #text #words #Greg Behrendt #dating #advice 

"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."

Henry Tilney, Northanger Abbey (Jane Austen)

(Source: isserleylovesbooks)

@2 years ago with 29 notes
#henry tilney #northanger abbey #jane austen #book quote #quote #reading 
isserleylovesbooks:

“What worries me, Billy, is how your poor mother is going to take this.”Photo: Isserley

isserleylovesbooks:

“What worries me, Billy, is how your poor mother is going to take this.”

Photo: Isserley

@2 years ago with 17 notes
#the bitch the bitch the bitch #nurse ratched #mrs. ratched #mother ratched #billy bibbit #billy #one flew over the cuckoo's nest #ken kesey #recently read #reading #book #books #book quote #book quotes #quote #quotes #photo by me 
"Try and realize,” he said, “that this is not love.I have been in love but this is not the same thing. It is not my feeling but some external power that has seized me. I went away, you know, because I had come to the conclusion that it was impossible - you understand? Because such happiness does not exist on earth. But I have struggled with myself and found that without that there’s no life for me. And it must be decided…"
Constantine “Kostya” Levin, speaking of his love for Kitty Shcherbatskaya. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy. (via isserleylovesbooks)
1 year ago
#tolstoy y'all #100ste boek dit jaar #personal #quote 
"Did it matter then, she asked herself, walking towards Bond Street, did it matter that she must inevitably cease completely; all this must go on without her; did she resent it; or did it not become consoling to believe that death ended absolutely? but that somehow in the streets of London, in the ebb and flow of things, here, there, she survived, Peter survived, lived in eachother, she being part, she was positive, of the trees at home; of the house there, ugly, rambling all to bits and pieces as it was; part of people she had never met; being laid out like a mist between the people she knew best, who lifted her on their branches as she had seen the trees lift the mist, but it spread ever so far, her life, herself."
Mrs Dalloway (Virginia Woolf)

(Source: isserleylovesbooks)

2 years ago
#mrs dalloway #mrs. dalloway #dalloway #clarissa dalloway #book quote #book quotes #quote #quotes #books #reading #literature #virginia woolf #woolf 
"Gatsby turned out all right at the end; it is what preyed on Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams that temporarily closed out my interest in the abortive sorrows and short-winded elations of men."
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

(Source: isserleylovesbooks)

2 years ago
#The Great Gatsby #gatsby #nick carraway #narration #book quote #quote #quotes #book quotes #fitzgerald #currently reading #re-read classics #jay gatsby 
Talk about a sucky bias.
2 years ago
#quote #tolstoy #cognitive bias #bias #biases #psychology #literature #leo tolstoy 
"Men of sense, whatever you may chuse to say, do not want silly wives."
Mr Knightley, Emma (Jane Austen)

(Source: isserleylovesbooks)

2 years ago
#emma #mr knightley #mr. knightley #emma woodhouse #miss woodhouse #jane austen #austen #quotes #book quotes #quote #book quote #currently reading #re-read classics 
"It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy;—it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others."
Marianne Dashwood, Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen)

(Source: isserleylovesbooks)

2 years ago
#marianne #Marianne Dashwood #miss dashwood #sense and sensibility #jane austen #austen #book #books #reading #literature #book nerd #book quote #quote #quotes 
2 years ago
#ray bradbury #bradbury #bradbury quote #writing quote #quote #reading #literature #book nerd 
"

From birth we’re taught that we’re owed a beautiful girl. We all think of ourselves as the hero of our own story, and we all (whether we admit it or not) think we’re heroes for just getting through our day.

So it’s very frustrating, and I mean frustrating to the point of violence, when we don’t get what we’re owed. A contract has been broken. These women, by exercising their own choices, are denying it to us. It’s why every Nice Guy is shocked to find that buying gifts for a girl and doing her favors won’t win him sex. It’s why we go to “slut” and “whore” as our default insults — we’re not mad that women enjoy sex. We’re mad that women are distributing to other people the sex that they owed us.

Yes, the women in these stories are being portrayed as wonderful and beautiful and perfect. But remember, there are two ways to dehumanize someone: by dismissing them, and by idolizing them.

"

David Wong, 5 Ways Modern Men Are Trained to Hate Women

That last line is right on the money.

(via albinwonderland)

This is why I’m angry when guys decide right away that I’m perfect. You’ve only looked at me. I’m a person. I’m not my face. I’m not my body.

(via relatedworlds-deactivated201402)

2 years ago
#feminism #idolizing #quote #personal 
"The safest course was actually the simplest - do nothing at all and hope everything turned out for the best. It wasn’t a great plan, but it had the benefits of simplicity and a long tradition."
Shades of Grey: The Road to High Saffron (Jasper Fforde)

(Source: isserleylovesbooks)

2 years ago
#shades of grey #the road to high saffron #jasper fforde #fforde #book #books #reading #book nerd #book quote #book quotes #quote #quotes #re-read classic 
Flashback time :D But yeah, basically this. People can have a busy life AND be consistent and follow through on promises.
2 years ago
#quote #quotes #text #words #Greg Behrendt #dating #advice 
30 day book challenge - day 9.

30 day book challenge - DAY NINE.

9. Your favorite quotes about books.

Can I just say I’m really enjoying this challenge? First off, the one I’ve already posted in “quotes from books” and that I’m getting tattooed at some point:

"Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing."

Then there are a couple of excellent Austen quotes, from and about books:

I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
(For once, Caroline Bingley has a point even if she’s just pretending. Pride and Prejudice) 

"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."
(Henry Tilney, Northanger Abbey) 

And then the same sentiment returns in a more explicitly sex-oriented way in this John Waters quote:

"We need to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t fuck them."



2 years ago
#30 day book challenge #book #books #reading #book challenge #book nerd #quote #quotes #book quote #book quotes #john waters #henry tilney #caroline bingley #bingley #tilney #jane austen #pride and prejudice #northanger abbey #scout finch #to kill a mockingbird #harper lee 
"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."
Henry Tilney, Northanger Abbey (Jane Austen)

(Source: isserleylovesbooks)

2 years ago
#henry tilney #northanger abbey #jane austen #book quote #quote #reading 
30 day book challenge - day 8.

30 day book challenge - DAY EIGHT.

8. Your favorite quotes from books.

I love this question! I have a ton, really. I regularly put some on the book blog if you’re interested.

Here are some of the absolute best:

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
(Scout Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird)

I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.
(Atticus Finch, TKAM)

“Lady, you are full of so much bullshit.”
(Mr. Harding, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest)

“I love my murderer - but yours? how can I?”
(Heathcliff, Wuthering Heights)


"Be with me always - take any form - drive me mad! Only do not leave me in this abyss where I cannot find you. Oh! It is unutterable! I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!"
(Heathcliff, Wuthering Heights)

"Vanity, not love, has been my folly."
(Elizabeth Bennet, Pride and Prejudice)

"I stopped you ungraciously, just now, Mr. Knightley, and, I am afraid, gave you pain. But if you have any wish to speak openly to me as a friend, or to ask my opinion of any thing that you may have in contemplation — as a friend, indeed, you may command me. I will hear whatever you like. I will tell you exactly what I think."
(Emma Woodhouse, Emma)

And a bunch more from more other authors and more recent work, but as these are what I’ve been reading lately… :)

2 years ago
#quote #quotes #book quote #book quotes #book #books #reading #30-Day Book Challenge #30 day book challenge #jane austen #harper lee #ken kesey 
isserleylovesbooks:

“What worries me, Billy, is how your poor mother is going to take this.”Photo: Isserley
2 years ago
#the bitch the bitch the bitch #nurse ratched #mrs. ratched #mother ratched #billy bibbit #billy #one flew over the cuckoo's nest #ken kesey #recently read #reading #book #books #book quote #book quotes #quote #quotes #photo by me 
2 years ago
#quote #quotes #text #book #books #chuck palahniuk #invisible monsters