I read The Bell Jar for the first time last month. It was impactful.
To the person in the bell jar, blank and stopped as a dead baby, the world itself is the bad dream.
And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual. – East of Eden, John Steinbeck
Artwork found here: Hell Yes, John Steinbeck.
Follow your dreams, Bailey, she says. Be they Harvard or something else entirely. No matter what that father of yours says, or how loudly he might say it. He forgets that he was someone’s dream once himself… –The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern
Source of art: deviantART: More Like The Night Circus Tribute by ~kemurai6.
Jane Eyre is always worth revisiting in either written or filmed form.
Found here: Jane Eyre – Polyvore.
My thoughts on Lord of the Flies. Also, I am coveting the edition issued to mark the centenary of William Golding’s birth, with an introduction by Stephen King, whose own writing was greatly influenced by it.