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All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.
Ernest Hemingway (via wordsnquotes)

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Happy Birthday, Mary Shelley

"Nothing makes you think about death quite like a birthday. For no writer is this a more appropriate paradox than for Mary Shelley, who was born on August 30th, 1797. Shelley’s most famous work, the reason why we remember her birth 217 years after it occurred, is Frankenstein, which tells the story of a young doctor who creates a living being out of dead body parts, leading to much sorrow.”

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