everything & nothing

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Surely every one realizes, at some point along the way, that he is capable of living a far better life than the one he has chosen.
Henry Miller, Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch (via psych-facts)

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I often hear people say that they read to escape reality, but I believe that what they’re really doing is reading to find reason for hope, to find strength. While a bad book leaves readers with a sense of hopelessness and despair, a good novel, through stories of values realized, of wrongs righted, can bring to readers a connection to the wonder of life. A good novel shows how life can and ought to be lived. It not only entertains but energizes and uplifts readers.
Terry Goodkind (via bookporn)