Em. Ravenclaw.INTP.Trying to be a good student and employee, but really only succeeding in becoming an even more devoted fangirl.

Currently filling the Downton Abbey sized hole in my life with: The Hunger Games. Game of Thrones. Loki feels. Photography. Quotes. All things Jane Austen. Books in general. Fanfiction. Horses.
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“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” -Jane Austen

“He will come to death. An image of the splendor of the kings of men in glory, undimmed before the breaking of the world. But you, my daughter, you will linger on in darkness and in doubt. As night falling winter has come without a star. Here you will dwell, bound to you grief, under the fading trees, until all the world has changed and the long years of your life are utterly spent.
Arwen… there is nothing for you here, only death.” - Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

One victory does not make us conquerors. Did we free my father? Did we rescue my sisters from the Queen? Did we free the North from those who want us on our knees? This war is far from over.

operationvenus:

Memoirs of a Geisha(2005)

Remember, Chiyo, geisha are not courtesans. And we are not wives. We sell our skills, not our bodies. We create another secret world, a place only of beauty. The very word “geisha” means artist and to be a geisha is to be judged as a moving work of art.

- Mameha portrayed by Michelle Yeoh

He was like a song I’d heard once in fragments but had been singing in my mind ever since.
— Sayuri, Memoirs of a Geisha (via fleurare)

Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Shadow of the Wind

Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can. But life leaps over oblivion lightly, losing only a thing or two of no importance, and gloom is but the passing shadow of a cloud.
— Yann Martel, Life of Pi
These people fail to realize that it is on the inside that God must be defended, not on the outside. They should direct their anger at themselves. For evil in the open is but evil from within that has been let out. The main battlefield for good is not the open ground of the public arena but the small clearing of each heart.
— Yann Martel, Life of Pi
Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.
— Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the WInd (via abitofaliar)

my-last-exit:

“If I was wrong in yielding to persuasion once, remember that it was to persuasion exerted on the side of safety, not of risk. When I yielded, I thought it was to duty; but no duty could be called in aid here. In marrying a man indifferent to me, all risk would have been incurred, and all duty violated.” 

Anne Elliott, Persuasion by Jane Austen

-Jonathan Safron Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

“Ally.” Peeta says the word slowly, tasting it. “Friend. Lover. Victor. Enemy. Fiancee. Target. Mutt. Neighbor. Hunter. Tribute. Ally. I’ll add it to the list of words I use to try to figure you out.”