More Than Words

My name is Ellen.
On the 5th December, 2013, I take leave from loved ones, from university and from my lifestyle as I know it to serve a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Australia, Adelaide.
I will be gone for a period of 18 months.

If you'd like to write to me, you can snail mail me at:

SISTER ELLEN LOUISE MAGALLANES
PO Box 97
Marden SA 5070


Until I return, this blog will be on hiatus.
God be with you until we meet again. :)
Posts tagged "quotation"
Rowling wrote Hermione to eschew stereotypes. She doesn’t end up with the hero; she is never there to function as Harry’s love interest. She prefers Arithmancy to Divination in school. Hermione is also a total badass, despite her prim and proper reputation. (…) So often, female characters are allowed to be aggressive or rebellious, but in exchange are stripped of any traditionally feminine qualities and instead are forced to pick up traditionally masculine traits. However, Hermione is never made to do that. Most notably, she is written to be highly logical AND emotionally expressive, a combination not commonly afforded to most of today’s leading ladies.

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I am interested in language because it wounds or seduces me.
Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text (via devoureth)

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There must be something strangely sacred in salt. It is in our tears and in the sea.
Khalil Gibran (via devoureth)

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We were together. I forget the rest.
Walt Whitman (via wutheringfrights)

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Do I dare disturb the universe?
T.S. Eliot  (via devoureth)

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You are, at once, both the quiet and the confusion of my heart.
Franz Kafka  (via vanilla-princessa)

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grand-theftautumn:

Romeo: I dreamt a dream tonight.
Mercutio: And so did I.
Romeo: Well, what was yours?
Mercutio: That dreamers often lie.

-Romeo And Juliet, Act One Scene Four.

A blessed companion is a book! A book that, fitly chosen, is a life-long friend.
Douglas Jerrod (via prettybooks)
We all romanticize the people we adore.
John Green (x)

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francophille:

I made a John poster yesterday, so obviously there should be a Hank poster too.

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So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.
Roald Dahl, Matilda (via prettybooks)
Why can’t people just sit and read books and be nice to each other?
David Baldacci, The Camel Club (via bookoasis)

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