"This is the time that carves the heart into a bitter nub."

— Cold Mountain - Charles Frazier

"The vision of Ada would not loose its grip on his mind, nor did he wish it to."

— Cold Mountain - Charles Frazier

"He floated along thinking he would like to love the world as it was, and he felt a great deal of accomplishment for the occasions when he did since the other way was so easy. Hate took no effort other than to look about. It was a weakness, he acknowledged, to be of such mind that all around him had to lie fair for him to call it satisfactory."

— Cold Mountain - Charles Frazier

"To Ada, Ruby’s monologues seemed composed of mainly verbs, all of them tiring. Plow, plant, hoe, cut, can, feed, kill."

— Cold Mountain - Charles Frazier

"And if Ada would go with him, there might be the hope, so far off in the distance he did not even really see it, that in time his despair might be honed off to a point so fine and thin that it would be nearly the same as vanishing."

— Cold Mountain - Charles Frazier

"It is difficult to believe in the dreadful but quiet war of organic beings, going on in the peaceful woods, smiling fields."

— Cold Mountain - Charles Frazier

"Let it be done with unlocked hearts."

— Cold Mountain - Charles Frazier

"I am coming home one way or another, and I do not know how things might stand between us. I first thought to tell in this letter what I have done and seen so that you might judge me before I return. But I decided it would need a page as broad as the blue sky to write that tale, and I have not the will or the energy. Do you recall that night before Christmas four years ago when I took you in my lap in the kitchen by the stove and you told me you would forever like to sit there and rest your head on my shoulder? Now it is a bitter surety in my heart that if you knew what I have seen and done, it would make you fear to do such again."

— Cold Mountain - Charles Frazier

"He knew their names and said them to himself like the words of spells and incantations to ward off the things one fears most."

— Cold Mountain - Charles Frazier

"it’s a good thing war is so terrible or else we’d get to liking it too much."

— Cold Mountain - Charles Frazier

"Those pieces together seemed to offer some meaning, though he did not know what and suspected he never would."

— Cold Mountain - Charles Frazier

"Had it not been too dim, Inman would have read to pass the time until breakfast, for the book he was reading had the effect of settling his mind."

— Cold Mountain - Charles Frazier

joanzitte:

Act Naturally .- J&J  (Russell/Morrison

*Beatles version

"Together Everywere"

With whole lotta love & fun, to you.

❤️

"How much of life I have known: love, disillusion, madness, hatred, murderous passions."

— The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath. - Sylvia Plath

"the last is when the words dissolve and the letters crawl away."

— The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath - Sylvia Plath