The minutes went by on tiptoe, with their fingers to their lips — Raymond Chandler, The Lady in the Lake
The girl gave him a look which ought to have stuck at least four inches out of his back. — Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye (via liquidnight)
She was the music heard faintly on the edge of sound. — Raymond Chandler, The Raymond Chandler Papers: Selected Letters and Nonfiction 1909-1959 (via liquidnight)
my-ear-trumpet:

cabbagingcove:

The illustrative language of this is excellent.
Hints on Etiquette and the Usages of Society; with a Glance at Bad Habits. Charles WM. Day, 1844.

Delightful

my-ear-trumpet:

cabbagingcove:

The illustrative language of this is excellent.

Hints on Etiquette and the Usages of Society; with a Glance at Bad Habits. Charles WM. Day, 1844.

Delightful

(via thewidowflannigan)

The man who believes that the secrets of the world are forever hidden lives in mystery and fear. Superstition will drag him down. The rain will erode the deeds of his life. But that man who sets himself the task of singling out the thread of order from the tapestry will by the decision alone have taken charge of the world and it is only by such taking charge that he will effect a way to dictate the terms of his own fate.

I dont see what that has to do with catchin birds.

The freedom of birds is an insult to me. I’d have them all in zoos.

That would be a hell of a zoo.

The judge smiled. Yes, he said. Even so.

— Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian (via liquidnight)