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.
I just posted a reminiscent review of The Hobbit over on my books blog, which brought to mind a wonderful project to illustrate The Hobbit at Picture Book Report, which is worth checking out. I haven’t seen the movie yet, though.
Jane Eyre is always worth revisiting in either written or filmed form.
Found here: Jane Eyre – Polyvore.
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.
I just finished reading One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, then immediately re-watched the movie. I love this portrait of Nurse Ratched. Chilling.