within a frame

If the world could remain within a frame like a painting on a wall, I think we'd see the beauty then and stand staring in awe.

“The best way to get kids to read a book is to say: ‘This book is not appropriate for your age, and it has all sorts of horrible things in it like sex and death and some really big and complicated ideas, and you’re better off not touching it until you’re all grown up. I’m going to put it on this shelf and leave the room for a while. Don’t open it.”

–  Philip Pullman (via abookblog)

“The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer.”

– Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (via quotes-shape-us)