Probably on the toilet

"A scar does not form on the dying. A scar means, ‘I survived’."
— Chris Cleave - Little Bee
posted 16 hours ago with 16 notes

I read The Song of Achilles
I am resolutely not OK
I may never be OK again
Ohhhhh goddddddddd

posted 1 day ago with 6 notes

@aneiraaa would hate me; she doesn’t even break the spine of her books, whereas I fold the corners of my favourite quotes. Ruins the resale value of all my books, but means I can very easily find that bit that made me gasp / cry / throw the book across the room and sulk for an hour #maurice #thisbookiseverything

@aneiraaa would hate me; she doesn’t even break the spine of her books, whereas I fold the corners of my favourite quotes. Ruins the resale value of all my books, but means I can very easily find that bit that made me gasp / cry / throw the book across the room and sulk for an hour #maurice #thisbookiseverything

posted 2 days ago with 11 notes

"There has been, is, and always will be every conceivable type of person."
— EM Forster - Maurice
posted 3 days ago with 13 notes

I am still alive
I finished Maurice and it is my new favourite book and my new life goal is to write a more faithful adaptation than the admittedly excellent 1987 film
I am going to apply for a great job and I’m scared that I won’t even get an interview but hey ho
I am now at a pub with some homies and I have ordered so much food oh god
Also I am so busy right now as I have 2 jobs and I’m doing an evening screenwriting course and trying to see friends more so I am so sorry that I’ve been shit lately! I will endeavour to reply to all my messages tomorrow! Thank for patience :’)
PS do you like my sister’s face because I like it a lot

I am still alive
I finished Maurice and it is my new favourite book and my new life goal is to write a more faithful adaptation than the admittedly excellent 1987 film
I am going to apply for a great job and I’m scared that I won’t even get an interview but hey ho
I am now at a pub with some homies and I have ordered so much food oh god
Also I am so busy right now as I have 2 jobs and I’m doing an evening screenwriting course and trying to see friends more so I am so sorry that I’ve been shit lately! I will endeavour to reply to all my messages tomorrow! Thank for patience :’)
PS do you like my sister’s face because I like it a lot

posted 3 days ago with 7 notes

"Nothing has an unlikely quality. It is heavy."
— Jeanette Winterson - Weight
posted 5 days ago with 3 notes

"Love had failed. Love was an emotion through which you occasionally enjoyed yourself. It could not do things."
— EM Forster - Maurice
posted 5 days ago with 20 notes

"I knew something was evil but couldn’t tell what, so kept pretending it was you."
— EM Forster - Maurice
posted 5 days ago with 28 notes

"When I was out on the battlements it was cool and I could hardly hear them. I sat there quietly. I don’t know how long I sat. Then I turned round and saw the sky. It was red and all my life was in it."
— Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea
posted 5 days ago with 2 notes

"Nobody can stay in the Garden of Eden," Jacques said, and then, "I wonder why."
— James Baldwin - Giovanni’s Room
posted 5 days ago with 1 note

"It pleases him how Spell is how the word is made but also, in the hands of the magician, how the world is changed. One letter separates Word from World, and that letter is like the number one, or an ‘I’, or a shaft of light between almost closed curtains. There is an old letter called a thorn, which jags and tears at the throat as it’s uttered. Later he learns that Grammar and Glamour share the same deeper root, which is further magic, and there can be neither magic without that root, nor plant. He’s lost in it like Chid in Child, or God reversed into Dog. Somewhere inside him is a colon. A sentence can last for life."
— Charles Lambert - With a Zero at its Heart
posted 5 days ago with 14 notes

"

I thought of the people before me who had looked down at the river and gone to sleep beneath it. I wondered about them. I wondered how they had done it—it, the physical act.

I simply wondered about the dead because their days had ended and I did not know how I would get through mine.

"
— James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room
posted 5 days ago with 12 notes