literature.

February 8, 2014 § Leave a comment

“What has literature taught me about love? Literature (along with experience) has taught me that love means different things at different points in our lives, and that often as we get older we gravitate toward the quieter, kinder plotlines, and find them to be richer than we had originally understood them to be.” – Ann Patchett

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Attic bedroom with bookshelves

Loft bedroom with bookshelves

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“I had an epiphany of my own, and realized that I have always been my own problem. That I have always been more in love with my fantasies of the women I was with, and not with the beautiful and complicated human beings they actually were. That true love demands a ruthless self-honesty and true empathy, it asks us to look beyond our own neuroses so we can truly see the people we love. Literature offers us brutal epiphanies into our own hearts, and always in ways that are transformational.” – Chris Abani

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built-in-bookshelves-and-storage

built-in-bookshelves-and-storage

http://www.naturalbuildingblog.com/built-in-shelving/

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“Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. Without books, the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are engines of change (as the poet said), windows on the world and lighthouses erected in the sea of time. They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print. – Barbara w. Tuchman

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Home office

Home office

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“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”  – F. Scott Fitzgerald

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