Learn to love solitude, to be more alone with yourselves. The tragedy of today’s young people is that they try to unite on the basis of carrying out noisy and aggressive actions so as not to feel lonely, and this is a sad thing. The individual must learn from childhood to be on his own, for this doesn’t mean to be lonely: it means to not get bored with oneself, because a person who finds himself bored when he is alone, it seems to me, is a person in danger.

Andrei Tarkovsky on being asked, ‘What would you like to tell young people? (via creatingaquietmind)

(via booklover)

So many books, so little time.

2015 summer reading:

- The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt

- David Mitchell’s new book

- The Lena Dunham memoir

- Sarah Water’s new book

- Re-read Wuthering Heights

- Pride & prejudice ( although this is soon on my list…)

Never did I think the day would come that I would say I was about to read Great Expectations. But it did, and further - never in a million years would I have thought I would like it. But oh my gosh I did, I loved it. I was hooked by it and now I understand why he is Charles Dickens underlined, in bold.

Never did I think the day would come that I would say I was about to read Great Expectations. But it did, and further - never in a million years would I have thought I would like it. But oh my gosh I did, I loved it. I was hooked by it and now I understand why he is Charles Dickens underlined, in bold.