queen elizabeth wasnt allowed to climb stairs by herself growing up so when she became queen she ran up and down the stairs because no one could stop her
"Always keep your smile. That’s how I explain my long life."
the fact that the real world could have involved dragons, unicorns, magic, time travel and insane adventures but instead has things like taxes is why i read so much
"Books are delightful society. If you go into a room and find it full of books - even without taking them from the shelves they seem to speak to you, to bid you welcome."
William E. Gladstone (via literary-escapist)