“Had I been in love, I could not have been more wretchedly blind. But vanity, not love, has been my folly.”
(for curious-george007, the lovely runner-up of our giveaway)
(Source: weloveperioddrama, via simplybookdrunk)
"Walking the stacks in a library, running your finger down the spines—it’s hard not to feel the presence of sleeping spirits."
"A woman at one of mother’s parties once said to me, ‘Do you like reading?’ which smote us all to silence, for how could one tell her that books are like having a bath, or sleeping, or eating bread - absolute necessities which one never thinks of in terms of appreciation."
Rachel Ferguson, The Brontës Went to Woolworths