I can live alone, if self-respect and circumstances require me so to do. I need not sell my soul to buy bliss. I have an inward treasure born with me, which can keep me alive if all extraneous delights should be withheld or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give.
-Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness.
I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art – write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can.
And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.
Happy New Year, everybody! 🙂
I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.
-J. K. Rowling
You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.
It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.
– James Baldwin
I hope you’re pleased with yourselves. We could have been killed – or worse, expelled.
-Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
It’s better to have your nose in a book, than in someone else’s business.