The Word Ship

worship words

“And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.”

—   John Steinbeck (via theskinwithin)

“His ear heard more than what was said to him, and his slow speech had overtones not of thought, but of understanding beyond thought.”

—   John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men (via retro-therapy)

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You tell it George. Its better when you tell it…

(Source: groovy-mc-smooth)

“Books ain’t no good. A guy needs somebody - to be near him.” He whined, “A guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody.”

—   John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men (via lastlifeinuniverse)

(Source: redofthehood)

“I seen hunderds of men come by on the road an’ on the ranches, with their bindles on their back an’ that same damn thing in their heads. Hunderds of them. They come, an’ they quit an’ go on; an’ every damn one of ‘em’s got a little piece of land in his head. An’ never a God damn one of ‘em ever gets it. Just like heaven.”

“As happens sometimes, a moment settled and hovered and remained for much more than a moment. And sound stopped and movement stopped for much, much more than a moment. Then gradually time awakened again and moved sluggishly on.”

—   John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men (via abovethemeadow)
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

“Normally seven minutes of another person’s company was enough to give her a headache so she set things up to live as a recluse. She was perfectly content as long as people left her in peace. Unfortunately society was not very smart or understanding.”

—   The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

“Armageddon was yesterday, today we have a serious problem.”

—   The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

“Everyone has secrets. it’s just a matter of finding out what they are.”

—   The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson