Billy Collins, “Dancing Toward Bethlehem” If there is only enough time in the final minutes of the twentieth century for one last dance I would like to be dancing it slowly with you, say, in the ballroom of a seaside hotel, my palm would press into the small of your back as the past hundred years collapsed into a pile of mirrors or buttons or frivolous shoes just as the floor of the...
I have reservoirs of want enough to freeze many nights over.– Conor O’Callaghan, from “January Drought” (adapted from rabbit-light)
I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.– Augusten Burroughs (via onlyhappythings) Sometimes I’m not even sure if the latter is true. At 22, I am rapidly running out of excuses to not behave with principles I’ve claimed as my own. Number 1 is bravery. Everybody wants to be Gryffindor, but I knew since Sorcerer’s Stone...
W. H. Auden, "In Memory of Sigmund Freud" →
One rational voice is dumb. Over his grave the household of Impulse mourns one dearly loved: sad is Eros, builder of cities, and weeping anarchic Aphrodite.
this is a really interesting article about how fashion has halted since the 90s, I totally agree! Every runway show is about bringing back bell bottoms, or flapper waistlines, or 50s voluminous a-line skirts, the 90s were the last period w/ its signature miniskirt, and we haven’t moved on from that at all, if you watch the movie clueless it’s virtually the same as today’s mean...
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf, the photographs, the desperate...– Derek Walcott
I thought of you and how you love this beauty, And walking up the long beach...– Sarah Teasdale
Black milk of daybreak we drink it at sundown we drink it at noon and in the...
A woman may possess the wisdom and chastity of Minerva, and we give no heed to...– ― William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair hot damn, call it like it is, Thackeray
But the balance between truth and fantasy must be very careful.– Virginia Woolf, from a diary entry dated 22 October 1927 (via proustitute)
All writers are unhappy. The picture of the world in books is thus too dark. The...– Virginia Woolf, from a diary entry dated 5 September 1940 (via proustitute) Too many words!
Mantra of the Day: Kindness
Kindness is accepting that nothing and no-one, not even yourself, is supposed to be perfect. It is understanding that we all do the best we can with our present circumstances. It is speaking and thinking kind words. Be kind whenever possible. - liliezencoach
Don’t focus on the one guy who hates you. You don’t go to the park and set your...– Sh*t My Dad Says LOL
Maybe memory is overrated. Maybe forgetting is better. (Show me the Proust of...– Francisco Goldman, Say Her Name (via proustitute) Oh please read me tomorrow. Sometimes I think our lives have already been lived. And tomorrows are tucked away somewhere where they can be read.