What I love most about reading: It gives you the ability to reach higher ground. And keep climbing.
― Oprah Winfrey, What I Know For Sure (via booksquoteslove)

Say to them,
say to the down-keepers,
the sun-slappers,
the self-soilers,
the harmony-hushers,
“Even if you are not ready for day
it cannot always be night.”
You will be right.
For that is the hard home-run.

Live not for battles won.
Live not for the-end-of-the-song.
Live in the along.

― Gwendolyn Brooks (via observando)
Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.
― C. S. Lewis' Perfect Day. (via theburnthatkeepseverything)
Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.
― Sidonie-Gabrielle (via observando)