johns books

Sir John Gilbert RA (21 July 1817 – 5 October 1897) 

English artist, illustrator and engraver.

From our stacks: Illustration from The Salamandrine. By Charles Mackay. With Illustrations, Drawn by John Gilbert; Engraved by the Brothers Dalziel. London: Ingram, Cooke, and Co., 1853.

Tal vez hay algo que tienes miedo de decir , o alguien a quien tengas miedo de amar, o un lugar al que tienes miedo de ir. Te va a doler. Te va a doler porque importa.
—  Will Grayson, Will Grayson de John Green y David Levithan.

Do you ever wish you could go back to the first time you read your favourite book?

The book that you could not put down.

The book that, once closed, you couldn’t stop thinking about.

The book that no other book could possibly compare to.

It’s a whole new world opening up for you.

It’s the lack of knowing what is happening that keeps you coming back until you’ve read the last page.

You can always read it again and I’m sure it will be great.

But that first time you read it, it’s unexplainable.

You don’t get that the second, third or fourth time.

You only get that once.

And I think that’s beautiful but so heartbreaking.

All I Want in this life, is for someone to love, cherish, and speak about me the way Ed Sheeran sings about women. And the way John Green writes about a young teenage boy’s love for a beautiful girl.
—  Kayla Ross

“If our two loves be one, or thou and I
Love so alike that none can slacken, none can die.”
–The Good-Morrow, John Donne


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