do you know when you read a book that’s just so well written that when you finish it you can’t help but just sit there in silence for a few minutes just thinking about it, and then you reread the last couple pages, and just close the book and kind of stroke  the cover in a weird sort of way and just keep thinking because it leaves such a strong impression on you that it just kinda haunts you in the back of your mind for the next few days

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"It was not the world that was the great and saving lie, but her willingness to make it beautiful and fair, to live a once-removed life, in a world once-removed from the one in which everyone else seemed to exist."
- Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated (via santadelasombra)

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"Do you think I’m wonderful?” She asked him one day as they leaned against the trunk of a petrified maple.
“No,” he said.
“Because so many girls are called wonderful. I imagine hundreds of men have called their loves wonderful today, and it’s only noon. You couldn’t be something that hundreds of others are."
- Everything is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Foer (via strawberry-express)

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"If there is no love in the world, we will make a new world, and we will give it walls, and we will furnish it with soft, red interiors, from the inside out, and give it a knocker that resonates like a diamond falling to a jeweller’s felt so that we should never hear it. Love me, because love doesn’t exist, and I have tried everything that does."
- Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated (via divided)

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