Autumn Landscape with a Flock of Turkeys — Jean-Francois Millet

Such a nice painting. Couldn’t resist sharing it with you.


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Literature takes a habit of mind that has disappeared. It requires silence, some form of isolation, and sustained concentration in the presence of an enigmatic thing.

Philip Roth (via libraryland)

To elevate the soul, poetry is necessary.

Edgar Allan Poe (via bookoasis)

Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it. Those who do not do it, think of it as a cousin of stamp collecting, a sister of the trophy cabinet, bastard of a sound bank account and a weak mind.

Jeanette Winterson (via tacit-delinquency)

You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.

Annie Proulx (via scribblersabode)


3bythefire: More Collages by Nicole & Travis 5 Walnut Wine Bar & Gallery

Ten Reasons Why the Internet Is No Substitute for the Library: 1. Not Everything is on the Internet. 2. The Needle (Your Search) in the Haystack (the Web) 3. Quality Control Doesn’t Exist. 4. What You Don’t Know Really Does … Continue reading