When people say ‘This is my baby,’ they don’t always mean a baby. Sometimes they mean a dog.
A Somali student, on what has surprised her most about the United States (via 391705)
No one wants to be the muse;
in the end, everyone wants to be Orpheus.
Louise Glück, “Lute Song” (via paveo)
It was a great age in which to have lived. Indeed, his own life was a miracle; let him make no mistake about it.
Narrator, Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (via literaryquotations)
A very, terribly long time ago, before such things as television and good table manners or even children, ferocious monsters roamed a younger, angrier world.
The Last Basselope by Berkeley Breathed (via famousfirstsentences)