"The more hopeless you were, the further away they hid you."
- Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit.
(Source: neutroncream, via castawaystar)
"If detective stories are ‘escape literature’ (and why shouldn’t they be!) the reader can escape to sunny skies and blue water as well as to crime in the confines of an armchair."
- Agatha Christie, Foreword, Death on the Nile (1953)