As You Wish

Books. Movies. And other random stuff

(Source: ggrinted, via seducemewithbooks)

“Some people underestimate how erotic it is to be understood.”

—   (via thebigbadwoolfe)

(Source: redvelvetsex, via teachingliteracy)

“Jesus was a radical, non-violent revolutionary who hung around with lepers, hookers and crooks; wasn’t American and never spoke English; was anti-wealth, anti-death penalty, anti-public prayer (M 6:5), but was never anti-gay; never mentioned abortion or birth control; never called the poor ‘lazy’; never justified torture; never fought for tax cuts for the wealthiest Nazarenes; never asked a leper for a co-pay; and was a long-haired, brown-skinned, homeless, community-organizing, anti-slut-shaming, Middle Eastern Jew.”

(Source: wordpainting)


single and ready to get nervous around anyone I find attractive

(via pizza)

I don’t like the speed of things. I’d say human relations were more beautiful and noble in the past. Deep down, I suspect it’s not true, for I perfectly know that the human soul is a bit mediocre. Truth is people nowadays are more uniform and less original. You can also see that in today’s culture. A film by Marcel Carné inspires me more than a comedy about French people on vacation going on camping. Culture is fundamental. Literature saves you. Cinema saves you.

(Source: seydouxdaily, via stannisbaratheon)

“Motherfuckers will read a book that’s 1/3 elvish, but put two sentences in Spanish and White people think we’re taking over.”

—   Junot Diaz to the interview question “Do you think using Spanish in your writing alienates some of your readers?” (via spoopyzourry)

(Source: wwwteeth, via stannisbaratheon)

“I have always been a reader; I have read at every stage of my life, and there has never been a time when reading was not my greatest joy. And yet I cannot pretend that the reading I have done in my adult years matches in its impact on my soul the reading I did as a child. I still believe in stories. I still forget myself when I am in the middle of a good book. Yet it is not the same. Books are, for me, it must be said, the most important thing; what I cannot forget is that there was a time when they were at once more banal and more essential than that. When I was a child, books were everything. And so there is in me, always, a nostalgic yearning for the lost pleasure of books. It is not a yearning that one ever expects to be fulfilled.”

—   Diane SetterfieldThe Thirteenth Tale (via duttonbooks)

(via bibliobrit)

“Bad books on writing tell you to ‘WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW’, a solemn and totally false adage that is the reason there exist so many mediocre novels about English professors contemplating adultery.”

—   Joe Haldeman (via maxkirin)

(via metalshell)