"Maybe…you’ll fall in love with me all over again."
"Hell," I said,
"I love you enough now. What do you want to do? Ruin me?"
"Yes. I want to ruin you."
"Good," I said.
"That’s what I want too."

- Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

Book trades, and what a trio indeed!
pauljohnnelson:

Three books that I’ve recently finished reading and would be open to trading.

Jack Kerouac - Lonesome Traveller
Haruki Murakami - South of the Border, West of the Sun
Cormac McCarthy - The Road

"She was one of those people who was born for the greatness of a single love, for exaggerated hatred, for apocalyptic vengance, and for the most sublime forms of heroism but she was unable to shape her fate to the dimensions of her amorous vocation, so it was lived out as something flat and gray trapped between her mother’s sickroom walls, wretched tenements, and the tortured confessions with which this large, opulent, hot-blooded woman made for maternity, abundance, action, and ardor- was consuming herself."

- Isabel Allende, The House of the Spirits

"Everything you do shows your hand."
-Chuck Palahniuk, Diary

"And we danced, on the brink of an unknown future, to an echo from a vanished past."
- John Wyndham, The Day of the Triffids

alexiswinter:

Put together this little A6 pocket zine! 18 pages of my hand drawn typography pieces, inspired by all of my favourite wordsmiths! “Makes for an ideal train or toilet read.” -Anonymous source. Now available from my Etsy!

"Most men will not swim before they are able to.” Is that not witty? Naturally, they won’t swim! They are born for the solid earth, not for the water. And naturally they wont think. They are made for life, not for thought. Yes, and he who thinks, what’s more, he who makes thought his business, he may go far in it, but he has bartered the solid earth for the water all the same, and one day he will drown."


- Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf

A love letter from Frida Kahlo to her husband Diego.

"Too perfect to be sexually attractive."

- William S. Burroughs, Last Words: The Final Journals
I just love this quote, it empowers me to laud my faults proudly.

"Too perfect to be sexually attractive."

- William S. Burroughs, Last Words: The Final Journals

I just love this quote, it empowers me to laud my faults proudly.

"Quit your job and go outside."
- Jeff Rosenstock

alexiswinter:

Wil Wagner of The Smith Street Band got my illustration of a Jeff Rosenstock lyric tattooed on him by Shane Wilcox.
Day made!

"A sentimental world keeps my heart optimistic."

- Alexis Winter

A Smooth Sea Never Made A Skilled Sailor.