my lit edits

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YA LIT MEME REDUX; (4/10) books or series
gone by michael grant

“no. i believe in free will. i think we make our own decisions and carry out our own actions. and our actions have consequences. the world is what we make it. but I think sometime we can ask god to help us and he will. sometime i think he looks down and say, ‘wow, look what those idiots are up to now. i guess i better help them along a little’.” 

oscar wilde
  • had three middle names
  • spoke five languages
  • was sentenced to prison for sodomy
  • was 16 when he had his first kiss
  • loved to travel
  • had an eidetic memory
  • lied about his age on his marriage certificate
  • held seances at his house
  • spoke with his hand in front of his mouth bc he was embarrassed by how supernaturally white his teeth were
  • kept a vase of flowers on his writing desk to neutralize the smell of his ashtray
  • had a passion for interior design and aesthetics—his drawing room was painted blue and covered in dragons, he even pressed feathers into the plaster to make it look cool
  • the kids at his school called him “grey crow”
  • one of the reasons he didn’t commit suicide was bc he was afraid he would go to hell for it
  • his favorite word was ivory
  • his last words were “i am in a duel to the death with this wallpaper, one of us has got to go”
  • his grave, in paris, has become the target of mass quantities of lipstick kisses. no lie. it’s literally covered in lipstick stains. and a sphinx. he also asked to be buried with his former lover’s ashes
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literature posters: pride and prejudice - jane austen

“There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.” 

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“Your smile is back.” That’s what Dante said.
“Smiles are like that. They come and go.” 

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz