some quotes because you know, quotes are great

“Sadly as some mediaeval Knight, gazed at the arms he could no longer wield, the sword two-handed and the shining shield, suspended in the hall, and full in sight, while secret longings for the lost delight, or tourney or adventure in the field, came over him, and tears but half concealed, trembled and fell upon his beard of white, So I behold These books upon their shelf, my ornaments and arms of other days; not wholly useless, though no longer used, for they remind me of my older self, younger and stronger, and the pleasant ways, in which I walked, now clouded and confused.” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, My Books

“Or maybe it’s just that beautiful things are so easily broken by the world.”            -Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instrument

“And everywhere, everywhere, there were books. not the tidy stacks of an intellectual attempting to impress, but the slumping piles of a scolar obsessed. some of the books weren’t in English. Some of the books were dictionariesfor the languages that some og the other books were in.” -Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

“I think what I’ve realized is, life is all about climbing up, slipping down, and picking yourself up again. And it doesn’t matter if you slip down. as Long as you’re Kind of heading more or less upwards. That’s all you can hope for. More or less upwards.” -Sophie Kinsella, Finding Audrey

“In a well-ordered universe….” -Morgan Matson, Since You’ve been Gone

“And I was realizing it was pretty terrible to be sitting in silence with someone who always used to have something to say.” -Morgan Matson, Since You’ve been Gone

“I read stuff. Books are not my only friends, but we’re friendly. So there.” -Maria Dahvana Headley, Magonia