This is just a brief little sanctuary for my mind, from itself.
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People worry about kids playing with guns, and teenagers watching violent videos; we are scared that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands - literally thousands - of songs about broken hearts and rejection and pain and misery and loss. By Nick Hornby, High Fidelity (via quotes-shape-us)

“Oh! But you do not consider what a blessing it is,” said Arabella. “One of the best blessings of existence.”

“What is?”

“Your husband’s love.”

Lady Pole looked surprized. “Yes, he does love me,” she said at last. “Or at least he tells me that he does. But what good is that to me? It has never warmed me when I was cold – and I always am cold, you know. It has never shortened a long, dreary ball by so much as a minute or stopped a procession through long, dark, ghostly corridors. It has never saved me from any misery at all. Has the love of your husband ever saved you from any thing?”

“Mr Strange?” smiled Arabella. “No, never. I am more in the habit of saving him!”


susanna clarke, jonathan strange and mr. norrell

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