Like a mermaid in sea-weed, she dreams awake, trembling in her soft and chilly nest.
— John Keats (via thesleepingfawn)
We don’t create a fantasy world to escape reality, we create it to be able to stay.
— Lynda Barry (via tattoolit)
Each of us needs something of an island in his life—if not an actual island, at least some place, or space in time, in which to be himself, free to cultivate his differences from others.
— John Keats, Of Time and an Island (via larmoyante)