"my nymphet, my beauty and bride, emprisoned in her crystal sleep."
—Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren’t. I’m not surprised some people prefer books.
Julian Barnes, Flaubert’s Parrot (via kushandwizdom)
You are so used to your features, you don’t know how beautiful you look to a stranger.