You know the feeling — you read a phrase in a favorite book, and its as if it has been inked permanently on your mind. Of course, some people choose to literally ink odes to their favorite books on their bodies, whether inspired by children’s books or by some of the incredible turns of phrase below, which we’ve chosen for their resonance as well as their beauty. And as you probably know, the web overfloweth with literary tattoos, particularly literary quote tattoos — and certain books tend to spark more tattoos than others — so we’ve simply chosen our favorites here. If we’ve missed yours, add it to our collection in the comments.
(It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.) From Le Petit Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. [via]
“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can’t help that,” said the cat: “We’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” “How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice. “You must be,” said the cat, “Or you wouldn’t have come here.”