“Novels aren’t just happy escapes; they are slivers of people’s souls, nailed to the pages, dripping ink from veins of wood pulp. Reading the right one at the right time can make all the difference.”
“These violent delights have violent ends.
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder.
Which, as they kiss, consume.”
– William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet. Act II, Scene VI (via rabbitinthemoon)