Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Quotes: Reading/Writing/Imagination

"Of course it's happening inside your head, Harry, but why on Earth should that mean it is not real?"-J.K. Rowling 

The inspiration for the title of this blog, this, as you know, is derived from Deathly Hallows. People say that your unrealistic imaginings happen "inside your head", but is that such a bad thing? You have a whole world inside your head that no one can journey through except you, be proud of it and don't be afraid of seclusion into its corners.

"Stories never really end...even if the books like to pretend they do. Stories go on. They don't end on the last page anymore than they begin on the first page" -Cornelia Funke

I can't tell you how many times I stayed up late to finish a book, as if the faster I read it, the more safe my characters will be. They become almost real people, and when you put that book down, you find yourself yearning for that alternate reality you'll never have. That's what so hard for others to understand about readers, we are not more philosophical than everyone else, we are just so unfortunate as to be in love with people and places we've only seen in our heads.

"The sky is everywhere, it begins at your feet" -Jandy Nelson

What a beautiful idea it is to think that the world is full of blended lines and smeared boundaries. The infinity of the universe isn't off millions of miles away in space, it coexists in the air you breathe, coiled up under your mattress and stuffed between the sheets. You don't have to reach for your dreams, you already have them if you just pluck up the courage to see them through.