"Tired, tired with nothing, tired with everything, tired with the world’s weight he had never chosen to bear."
“But you are crazy.”
“I know.” She lifted a small box from the basket. “Do you know how I know?” Scarlet didn’t answer. “Because the palace walls have been bleeding for years, and no one else sees it.” She shrugged, as if this were a perfectly normal thing to say. “No one believes me, but in some corridors, the blood has gotten so thick there’s nowhere safe to step. When I have to pass through those places, I leave a trail of bloody footprints for the rest of the day, and then I worry that the queen’s soldiers will follow the scent and eat me up while I’m sleeping. Some nights I don’t sleep very well.”
"Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, sauté it, whatever. MAKE."
"Fairy tales are more than true. Not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that they can be defeated." #reading #books #literature #library #dragons #fairytale #story
"All good and true book-lovers practice the pleasing and improving avocation of reading in bed … No book can be appreciated until it has been slept with and dreamed over."
sorry i’m late, professor. im disenchanted with the human experience and waking up every morning thrusts me into an instant existential crisis