And this I believe…

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…

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.

Blowing the conch…

I found lots of terrific book art by this artist on his website, including haunting illustrations for old favorites Fahrenheit 451 and Lord of The Flies. Sam Weber’s virtual gallery.

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.