“People who claim they’re evil are usually no worse than the rest of us. It’s people who claim that they’re good, or any way better than the rest of us, that you have to be wary of.”—Gregory Maguire, Wicked (via dailyliterature)
“No relationship is perfect, ever. There are always some ways you have to bend, to compromise, to give something up in order to gain something greater. The love we have for each other is bigger than these small differences. And that’s the key. It’s like a big pie chart, and the love in a relationship has to be the biggest piece. Love can make up for a lot.”—“This Lullaby” By Sarah Dessen (via itsenough)
“If being crazy means living life as if it matters, then I don’t mind being completely insane.” -April
The Wheelers’ (Frank and April) attempt to subvert the norms and to abrogate conformity lead to their tragedy - a fate that is so typical of a couple who refuse to believe that entrancing modernity is not all about exiting the traditional - it is simply striking a balance between two diverse worlds. I do not know if it’s the acting, the interesting characters, the screenplay or the plot itself but this movie really made me cry. A practical husband and an extremely idealistic wife - the result? dysfunctional and shattered lives… And the sad fact about it is that the only being who seems to understand them and their unique ideals is apparently a psychotic, pathetic person.
This movie is also flooded with so many interesting themes like: liberation, isolation, ambitions, deception, the dangers of too much idealism, failing for risking, the limits of nonconformity, and the inescapable fate of humans when they try to move beyond the borders of rules. Well-crafted indeed!
“You should never just read for ‘enjoyment.’ Read to make yourself smarter! Less judgmental. More apt to understand your friends’ insane behavior; or better yet, your own. Pick ‘hard books.’ Ones you have to concentrate on while reading. And for God’s sake, don’t let me ever hear you say, ‘I can’t read fiction. I only have time for the truth.’ Fiction is the truth, fool! Ever hear of ‘literature’? That means fiction, too, stupid.”—John Waters in his memoir, Role Models (via austinkleon) (via reading-is-fun)
"The raven himself is hoarse that croaks the fatal entrance of duncan under my battlements…" -Lady Macbeth
Shakespeare, one of the best authors of all time, wrote this extremely wonderful book wherein themes are entirely universal that can truly transcend age, experience, and even a lifetime of understanding human nature…Its characters are highly psychologized which makes it easy for the readers to identify and relate themselves to them. It is so captivating that it can transform each person who would read it in a very positive way..I specifically like the character of lady macbeth in this story where one would feel that despite her evilness - she can still be as human as you are…
I don’t understand why most people adore this book - where almost all characters in it are simply flat, not to forget the overrated “hunky” vampire who’s completely consumed with archaic cliches, and this little hopeless romantic girl who cannot simply get away from bad luck. I thought all books in this universe will always give you a little something like new perspectives, something fulfilling or at least, some kind of pleasure or entertainment one can get from reading - until I met this book. Thus, it lead me to the question: are all commercial books considered Literature? Well I guess each to his own.