Grace McClain

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).

(via nypl)

slaughterhouse90210:

“I am going to tell you a secret. Everything is about wanting. Everything. Things happen because of people wanting. Watch closely, and you’ll see what I mean.” ― David Mitchell, Ghostwritten
 

slaughterhouse90210:

“I am going to tell you a secret. Everything is about wanting. Everything. Things happen because of people wanting. Watch closely, and you’ll see what I mean.” 
― David Mitchell, Ghostwritten

 

…a soul isn’t something a person is born with but something that must be built, by effort and error, study and love.

CHAD HARBACH (via pulseinthepages)

(Source: thebigbvng, via littlebrown)

I have discovered that most people have no one to talk to, no one, that is, who really wants to listen. When it does at last dawn on a man that you really want to hear about his business, the look that comes over his face is something to see.

—Walker Percy, The Moviegoer (via somelittlejoy)

(via tattoolit)

There are two types of people in this world, good and bad. The good sleep better, but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours much more.