"Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place, but there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around."
- From the Mixed-up Files of Basil E. Frankweiler.
In memory of the great E. L. Konigsburg, an author who taught us to laugh and dream with her thoughtful children’s books - Happiness will always abound as long as her books are flapping around (and they are… at the Library).
"In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt."
— Margaret Atwood (via lunaraurora)
(Source: meadow-sage, via my-little-kumquat)
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it."
— Roald Dahl (via kari-shma)
"When two people meet, each one is changed by the other so you’ve got two new people."
— John Steinbeck (via kari-shma)
"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving."
— Albert Einstein (via kari-shma)
"Things ain’t what they used to be and never were."
— Will Rogers (1879-1935)
"Computers have enabled people to make more mistakes faster than almost any invention in history, with the possible exception of tequila and hand guns"
"The whole purpose of places like Starbucks is for people with no decision-making ability whatsoever to make six decisions just to buy one cup of coffee. Short, tall, light, dark, caf, decaf, low-fat, non-fat, etc. So people who don’t know what the hell they’re doing or who on earth they are can, for only $2.95, get not just a cup of coffee but an absolutely defining sense of self."
Joe Fox, You’ve Got Mail
RIP Nora Ephron. Thanks for always being so quotable.
"I feel like this is my Mark McGwire moment."
— Liz, upon getting her performance enhancing drugs (an epidural) after 32 hours of unmedicated hours of labor. The last four were a relative breeze.
"It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe."
— Muhammad Ali (via baroquenoise)
"If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it"
— Albert Einstein (via observedofallobservers)
"The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper."
— W.B. Yeats (via libraryland)
"The opening riff of ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ is a descending trip into the underworld of Los Angeles. Of misfits, drug addicts, paranoia, sex, violence, love and anger in the cracks of Hollywood. It was a breath of fresh air."
— Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day, inducting Guns N’ Roses into the RnR Hall of Fame (via newspeedwayboogie)
(Source: The New York Times, via newspeedwayboogie)
"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent."
— Victor Hugo (via libraryland)