"We don’t want to feel less when we have finished a book; we want to feel that new possibilities of being have been opened to us. We don’t want to close a book with a sense that life is totally unfair and that there is no light in the darkness; we want to feel that we have been given illumination."
- Madeleine L’Engle, Walking on Water (via larien-vardamir-arcamonel)
"Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been."
- John Greenleaf Whittier (via booksandnerds)