But in the corner, leaning against the wall, sat the little girl with red cheeks and smiling mouth, frozen to death on the last evening of the old year. The New Year’s sun rose upon a little pathetic figure. The child sat there, stiff and cold, holding the matches, of which one bundle was almost burned.

"She wanted to warm herself," the people said.

Hans Christian Anderson, The Little Match Girl
“Not just beautiful, though—the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me.”

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (via coyotegold)

I just bought this book, can’t wait to start it

(Source: larmoyante, via simbalevo)

“I have to admit, an unrequited love is so much better than a real one. I mean, it’s perfect… As long as something is never even started, you never have to worry about it ending. It has endless potential.”

Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever
“Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.”

Oscar Wilde
“If thou must love me, let it be for naught except for love’s sake only.”

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
“It’s a terrible thing to be alone - yes it is - it is - but don’t lower your mask until you have another mask prepared beneath - as terrible as you like - but a mask.”

Katherine Mansfield
“To be born woman is to know - although they do not speak of it at school - women must labor to be beautiful.”

William Butler Yeats
“You are ice and fire the touch of you burns my hands like snow”

Amy Lowell
“Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to.”

Oscar Wilde
“Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh.”

Leonard Cohen
“A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him.”

Ezra Pound
“All mankind love a lover”

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Even if you managed to escape from one cage, weren’t you just in another, larger one?”

Haruki Murakami, 1Q84
“Maybe we’re all carryin’ pedestals round wi’ us, lookin’ for someone to put on ‘em”

Ben Elton, High Society
“I prefer to explore the most intimate moments, the smaller, crystallized details we all hinge our lives on.”

Rita Dove