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littlebrownandcompany: “We can’t believe the house is on fire.” –IN ZANESVILLE, Jo Ann Beard
She ran to him and knew she was home for good.– Fannie Flagg, from Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven (thanks, mjimnothingfollows)
Lee Fields, you treat me so, so nice.
Studies show that by this point in our lives we’ve all seen a fuckzillion...– When You Think About Gun Ownership, Think About Guns | The Philly Post
Found photo: Beach babe
strandbooks: Coney Island, 1950
On the table in front of me lie this story and seven postcards.– Thomas Pletzinger, Funeral for a Dog (thanks, sahoward)
Nothing, like something, happens anywhere.– Philip Larkin, from “I Remember, I Remember”
JANE WHERE HAVE YOU GONE I AM BEREFT AND WITHOUT MY JANE I SHALL SINK INTO...– Texts From Jane Eyre | The Hairpin
When I talk to girls, they go, ‘I’m not a feminist,’ ” she said. “And I say:...– Caitlin Moran - ‘Congratulations, You’re a Feminist!’ - NYTimes.com
Wait. Are you putting your hang nail into my marshmallow?– my dad to my mom, on a wild night here in Michigan
For you, Sasha. I’m coming for you!
This is the exact kind of motivation I need today.
bear vs. bare vs. internet
“Bear with me,” the standard expression, is a request for forbearance or patience. “Bare with me” would be an invitation to undress. Grammar is sometimes hilarious.
The mind at its best is a ruinous house, with traps.– From Gun Dealers’ Daughter by Gina Apostol. The novel—about a bookish rich girl turned communist rebel—comes out next week. But! You can enter to win a free copy now. (via wwnorton)
Jane Allsop was abducted when she was fifteen, and nobody noticed. This happened...– Tessa Hadley: “An Abduction” : The New Yorker
Perhaps we don’t like what we see: our hips, our loss of hair, our shoe size,...– Sufjan Stevens, Michigan Essay (via planetickets)