We’ve officially reached that annoying time of year where it’s sweater weather in the morning, but by midday you die from a heatstroke.
Anne is a feminist in a pre-feminist period. She’s a strong, independent character, someone who can cope. I wanted to play her as soon as I saw the word `haggard’ describing her. `Haggard’ - I can play haggard. I know what I look like first thing in the morning. I relish a job like this, starting off downtrodden and gradually blossoming.— Amanda Root on her role as Anne Elliot in Persuasion, interviewed in 1997. (via sangfroidwoolf)
I went away in my head, into a book. That was where I went whenever real life was too hard or too inflexible.— Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane (via wordsnquotes)
The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance.
The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you,
as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life.
You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.