Wordrighter
15 Sep 2014 22:22 | 0 notes | Reblog
"Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today."

Robert McKee

11 Sep 2014 00:06 | 650 notes | Reblog
autumnsunset:

so true 


This is why I love books; the alternate realities they allow readers to become a part of is inspiring.

autumnsunset:

so true 

This is why I love books; the alternate realities they allow readers to become a part of is inspiring.

06 Sep 2014 13:25 | 4 notes | Reblog
"Trust me, though, the words were on their way, and when they arrived, Liesel would hold them in her hands like the clouds, and she would wring them out like the rain."

    Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

  Sitting so delicately in one’s hands, words are launched out into the world, creating a butterfly effect. Responding to one another and flicking ideas back and forth, words breathe life into thoughts, changing everything from the moment that word is uttered.                                                                    Liesel understands how wonderful and important words are. She holds them close, uses them to heal Max, and saves them from burning to ash. She doesn’t waste them, and treats them like a china doll—precious, beautiful, and in need of care.

01 Sep 2014 23:52 | 0 notes | Reblog
"Every night before he went to sleep, Harry ticked off another day on the piece of paper he had pinned to the wall, counting down to September the first." 

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

"Every night before he went to sleep, Harry ticked off another day on the piece of paper he had pinned to the wall, counting down to September the first."

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

30 Aug 2014 11:57 | 1 note | Reblog
F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald

27 Aug 2014 19:46 | 1 note | Reblog
"If only there had been a dementor around… . As a sobbing Wood passed Harry the Cup, as he lifted it into the air, Harry felt he could have produced the world’s best Patronus."

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J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

This particular scene—and the whole book, really—stands out as a reminder of how friendship is a pivotal backbone to the Harry Potter series. The last two pages of “The Quidditch Final” bursts with pure happiness and togetherness as the students— minus the Slytherin students, of course—embrace one another after Gryffindor wins the Quidditch Cup. A positive energy wafts off the pages. In this moment, the story transcends the world of wizardry bordering muggles. This scene is of friends enjoying the moment, of a team reveling in their winning the big game. Whether good or evil, wizard or muggle, hippogriff or werewolf—the celebration of happiness amongst friends seems relatable here.

24 Aug 2014 19:55 | 1 note | Reblog
"Second star to the right, and straight on till morning."

J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Sometimes, the hope that there is a far-away land where kids can always be kids is all you need.

Window is open and I’m waiting, okay Peter?

24 Aug 2014 12:36 | 1 note | Reblog

Lately, I have been receiving a lot of unsolicited advice from people I know about how to be successful in the “adult” world. (What really makes a person an adult, anyway?) I have been told to never frown, always agree, be personable but not too open, never cry, and do what you’re told.

Did someone forget to tell me I get to become a robot, too?!?!

Now, I’m not saying that you should walk into class or work sobbing or ranting on about something that is bothering you, but the advice to basically forgo all emotion to be “professional” seems a little far-fetched and unnecessary to me.  What if Luna Lovegood had shed her quirky character and clothing to “fit in?” What if Cinderella didn’t sneak out to go to the ball? What would have happened to Arendelle if Anna wasn’t brave enough to think with her heart? The endings of these stories wouldn’t have been the same. The characters wouldn’t have been worth writing about.

Every character I’ve ever loved and sought to be like has been brave, unique, honest, and unapologetically themselves. So, to all of the Lunas, Cinderellas, Annas, Hermiones, Harrys, and Bilbos, don’t be afraid to be different, to be honest, and to be human. The beauty of humanity is the ability to feel, to laugh, to cry, and to be wonderfully flawed.

19 Aug 2014 17:29 | 5 notes | Reblog
"But the you who you are tonight is the same you I was in love with yesterday, the same you I’ll be in love with tomorrow. I love that you’re fragile and tough, quiet and kick-ass. Hell, you’re one of the punkest girls I know, no matter who you listen to or what you wear."

Gayle Forman, If I Stay

Gayle Forman, you got it right with this quote. Adam expresses that Mia is a complex, deep person. He seems understands the many levels she has, even though he might not understand every level.

16 Aug 2014 18:26 | 17 notes | Reblog
"All relationships are tough. Just like with music, sometimes you have harmony and other times you have cacophony." 

Gayle Forman, If I Stay

"All relationships are tough. Just like with music, sometimes you have harmony and other times you have cacophony."

Gayle Forman, If I Stay