Quote of the Day: Fernando Pessoa on Loving Literature

"Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life." by Fernando Pessoa via The ModCloth Blog

All of us here at ModCloth are lovers of literature, so when National Poetry Month rolled around, we wanted to be sure to pay homage! I handed one of my favorite lit lines from poet Fernando Pessoa off to Graphic Designer Ryan, who dreamed up this darling design of a young girl lost in her book.  It echoed me back to many an after-school afternoon spent reading — and made me look forward to a quiet weekend spent flipping through pages!

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Fernando Pessoa


About Sarah

Who would have thought the little girl in the oversized Goofy T-shirt would grow up to work in fashion? Definitely not young Sarah; she was too busy singing her heart out to Whitney Houston. Today, her eclectic fashion tastes lean toward purses large enough to stash her latest read, way too high of a heel, and the occasional vintage baseball tee.

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4 Responses to Quote of the Day: Fernando Pessoa on Loving Literature

  1. Emma 04/16/2013 at 9:14 am #

    this is so cute! reminds me of the days when I’d get in trouble for reading under the blankets at night…or wile away summer hours with stacks of boxcar children and babysitter’s club and other endless kid series. reading purely for fun :)

    -Emma from littlemotley.blogspot.com

  2. carolina 04/22/2013 at 11:45 am #

    As a speaker of the Portuguese language, it makes me very glad to have a quote from a Portuguese poet. My favorite quote is “Tudo vale a pena quando a alma nao e pequena.” “Everything is worth it if the soul is not small.”

  3. Susan~ 04/27/2013 at 9:07 am #

    You’re so refreshing and a delight. Thank you for sharing your passions, creativeness, and style~
    Wonderful work Ryan!


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